Stevens-Johnson syndrome in an HIV-infected patient

AIDS Read. 1999 May-Jun;9(3):184-5, 190.


Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a severe and sometimes lethal form of erythema multiforme most often associated with a drug hypersensitivity reaction. HIV-infected patients suffer a higher incidence of SJS than the general population. This article details a case of nevirapine-induced SJS in an HIV-seropositive man and reviews the clinical features of erythema multiforme, SJS, and their association with drugs commonly used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-HIV Agents / adverse effects*
  • Drug Hypersensitivity / etiology*
  • HIV Infections / complications
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nevirapine / adverse effects*
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome / chemically induced*


  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Nevirapine