Esophageal stricture secondary to Stevens-Johnson syndrome

C. G. Howell, J. A. Mansberger, R. A. Parrish

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We report a 7-year-old male with ampicillin-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome with subsequent extensive skin, conjunctival, oropharyngeal, and laryngeal involvement. Over the next 5 months, he developed complete blindness and dysphagia. A barium swallow revealed absence of both right and left pyriform sinus, and a stricture involving the entire esophagus. Retrograde dilatations, complicated by malignant hyperthermia, have subsequently allowed for the difficult progression from an eight to a 40 French bougie. Eighteen months since the diagnosis of esophageal stricture, he has a normal appearing esophagus and is swallowing without difficulty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)994-995
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes


  • erythema multiforme
  • Esophageal stricture
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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