Barishal University student dies of Steven Johnson Syndrome...

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Barishal University student dies of Steven Johnson Syndrome

 Barishal University Correspondent

 Published: 08:08 PM, 15 April 2021  

Barishal University; File Photo

Barishal University; File Photo

Abdullah Al Mahdi, a student of Barishal University, has died of a rare disease called 'Steven Johnson Syndrome'. He was was a 4th year student at the Department of Geology and Mining of the university.

He died at the Friendship Specialized Hospital and Diagnostic Center in Dhaka on Thursday (April 15) morning. Abdullah Al Mahdi, a native of Moulvibazar in Sylhet.

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Md. Sadequl Arefin expressed his deep condolences to the bereaved family over the death of Abdullah Al Mahdi. 

Abdullah al-Mahdi's friend Misal bin Salim said he had a cold, fever, red eyes and blisters on his body 6-7 days ago. Doctor said that he had pox. But from the next day the fever starts to increase, the amount of blisters in the body also increases. He was taken to Jamalpur Medical College due to fever of 103-104 degrees. He was later released with treatment accordingly. But his body temperature increased further to 104/105 degree at night. He was later brought to Dhaka after talking to the doctor. After visiting many hospitals in Dhaka, he was admitted to the ICU of Friendship Specialized Hospital and Diagnostic Center at around 11:30 pm. Then Dr. Nibir observed that this disease is 'Steven Johnson Syndrome'. A very rare disease. Occasionally due to genetic problems. And the symptoms are a lot like pox, so it was not easy to identify.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare, serious disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It's usually a reaction to medication that starts with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful rash that spreads and blisters. Then the top layer of affected skin dies, sheds and begins to heal after several days.

As much as the outside of the body is affected, the disease is also affected inside. Within a few days, various organs such as kidneys, lungs, liver become useless which leads one to die.