Fadesola Adedayo, completed his marathon from Abuja to Lagos yesterday against the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that killed his brother
Fadesola who recently returned to Nigeria from Canada where he stays to run a marathon from Abuja to Lagos as a means to raising awareness against the disease, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome that claimed the life of his brother, Adeyosola.
Adeyosola died from the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome on March 2oth, 2012, just six months after the birth of his son. A UK-trained medical doctor was administering free community health services when he observed some blood on his hands after treating an HIV patient.
Although he took medication to prevent HIV infection, he experienced a severe skin reaction. In two weeks, he wound up dead at the age of 27.
Fadesola, a marathoner began a 717km-long trek against tge spread of the Stevens-Johnson Syndrome all the way from Abuja on May 13. He finished on Monday May 30th at the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park in Ojota where newsmen awaited him.
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Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a form of toxic epidermal necrolysis, is a life-threatening skin condition, in which cell death causes the epidermis to separate from the dermis. The condition is most often a severe reaction to some medications.
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