Another Killer Disease Discovered In Nigeria Known As SJS, Kills One Person In Abuja

Date: 14-05-2016 6:50 am (5 years ago) | Author: kacy lee
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A new deadly disease known as Stephen Johnson Syndrome (SJS), an unusual allergic reaction, has surfaced in Nigeria, according to the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole.

According to Adewole, the disease has killed one person, while another is being treated at the National Hospital Abuja. The health minister announced the emergence of the new disease in Nigeria at a press briefing in Abuja earlier today…
A Senior Consultant Physician/Dermatologist at the National Hospital, Abuja, Dr. Olanrewaju Falodun  who spoke about the disease, said
“Stephens Johnson Syndrome, is an immune complex mediated hypersensitivity reaction that typically involves the skin and mucous membranes and was first described in 1922 by Albert Stevens and Frank Johnson. SJS is a rare and unpredictable reaction, and is also a minor form of toxic epidermal necrolysis with less than 10 percent body surface area involvement. SJS is a rare but serious and potentially life-threatening contagious drug reaction. Incidence of SJS is estimated between 1.1 and 7.1 cases per million per year and is more prevalent in women than men. Incidence in Europe is two per million per year” he said.
He listed the symptoms of the SJS disease to include fever, sore throat, running nose, fatigue, general aches and pains, ulcers in mouth, genitals, anal regions as well as conjunctivitis.
According to him, the health complications of the disease includes pigmentation problems, skin scarring, scarred genitals, joint pains, lung diseases, obstructive disorders and eye complications, adhesions, ulcers, and blindness.
He said the cause of the disease has not yet been discovered in a quarter to half of cases but that self-medications appeared to be one of its causes. He advised Nigerians to avoid misuse of drugs, while individuals with previous drug reactions should always inform healthcare practitioners.
The Minister of Health says efforts are now being made to sensitize the public about the disease

“We have to find a means to communicate with Nigerians,so they should all be aware of this dangerous disease and it is the sole business of government to enlighten the society by trying to increase their awareness, knowledge and to improve their quality way of life.”



Posted: at 14-05-2016 06:50 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Oworen25 at 14-05-2016 07:02 AM (5 years ago)
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God please protect your children from this distruction
Posted: at 14-05-2016 07:02 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- angesco at 14-05-2016 07:11 AM (5 years ago)
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I hope this " new" disease is not a way to get more aid money sent to Nigeria from foriegn nations?
Posted: at 14-05-2016 07:11 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgan1 at 14-05-2016 07:33 AM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 14-05-2016 07:33 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- dennyok at 14-05-2016 07:49 AM (5 years ago)
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Sjs ko sss ni.. Fraudsters
Posted: at 14-05-2016 07:49 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- CHRISETTE at 14-05-2016 08:21 AM (5 years ago)
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We don hear una oo
Posted: at 14-05-2016 08:21 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- 50scent at 14-05-2016 08:27 AM (5 years ago)
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Gistmania no longer post educative things and other health care post anymore , so so sad news

Posted: at 14-05-2016 08:27 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- victorstic1 at 14-05-2016 08:32 AM (5 years ago)
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NA WA O AFTER SOME PEOPLE READ THIS, THEIR NEIGHBOUR WHOSE NAME IS STEPHEN JOHNSON PEOPLE STARTED TO AVOID AND GETTING CLOSE TO HIM.
Posted: at 14-05-2016 08:32 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 14-05-2016 08:42 AM (5 years ago)
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another one na wa ooo
Posted: at 14-05-2016 08:42 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- 50scent at 14-05-2016 08:49 AM (5 years ago)
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 Angry

Posted: at 14-05-2016 08:49 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Mykie010 at 14-05-2016 09:36 AM (5 years ago)
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Na wah oo,I knw sauna north e go come from...
Posted: at 14-05-2016 09:36 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Eazyatumeyi at 14-05-2016 10:08 AM (5 years ago)
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Na only hear we go dey hear am may it never be our portion in God's. name
Posted: at 14-05-2016 10:08 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Donchijoz at 14-05-2016 10:52 AM (5 years ago)
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another way to dupe naija.
Posted: at 14-05-2016 10:52 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dynasty4all at 14-05-2016 11:02 AM (5 years ago)
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95% OF BUHARI'S MINISTERS ARE PRIMITIVES
Posted: at 14-05-2016 11:02 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oworen25 at 14-05-2016 11:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Then we have to be very careful
Posted: at 14-05-2016 11:39 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- yawa_don_gas at 14-05-2016 11:54 AM (5 years ago)
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Yawa goes on
Posted: at 14-05-2016 11:54 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kabukabu at 14-05-2016 03:14 PM (5 years ago)
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May be God wants to send the killer disease to the house of the law makers and the looters
Posted: at 14-05-2016 03:14 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 14-05-2016 03:47 PM (5 years ago)
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see the name them go give the disease nawa oo
Posted: at 14-05-2016 03:47 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- okuboye at 14-05-2016 04:13 PM (5 years ago)
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Stephen ko, Johnson nii. like u doctors they craze... with d situation of things in dis zoo. phyuk off before I curse u all
Posted: at 14-05-2016 04:13 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 14-05-2016 06:03 PM (5 years ago)
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Stephen Johnson....it sounds like someone from Oturkpo.
Posted: at 14-05-2016 06:03 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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