During a period of three months we had the opportunity of observing two cases of an extraordinary, generalized, eruption with continued fever, inflamed buccal mucosa and severe purulent conjunctivitis. The first patient was seen on the tenth day of illness and followed to recovery. The second patient did not come under observation until the twenty-second day after onset of the illness; but the skin lesions at that time corresponded exactly with those of the first case at the same stage of the disease, and a careful description of the eruption as seen in the first week establishes its identity with that in Case 1.
The condition was so unusual and so entirely unlike anything previously observed, that pains were taken to get as many expert opinions as possible from men of wide clinical experience. At the same time, a search was made in the literature of eruptive fevers and allied
STEVENS AM, JOHNSON FC. A NEW ERUPTIVE FEVER ASSOCIATED WITH STOMATITIS AND OPHTHALMIAREPORT OF TWO CASES IN CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1922;24(6):526-533. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1922.04120120077005