As you read this, a 19-year-old woman is lying in a hospital bed covered in horrific burns.
She wasn’t in an accident, she had no contact with fire. All she did was take one pill.
Yaasmeen took it and immediately felt the effects.
Yaasmeen. Image via Facebook.
Her aunt, Martha Hughes, said Yaasmeen’s throat, mouth and eyes began to burn. Hours later, the skin on her lips was peeling away.
Yaasmeen was rushed to hospital where she was diagnosed with an incredibly rare disorder called Steven Johnson Syndrome.
Doctor Phil Jaksa told Mamamia the disease slowly destroys your skin.
“It’s a disorder that effects your immune system. It’s like a severe burn, but all over your body. It often results in death.”