"It's considered a hypersensitive immune system reaction against one's self. I've seen multiple cases as a reaction to a lot of antibiotics and to some cases, what we call idiopathic, meaning we don't know the reason why. A good 40 to 50 percent of the cases we don't end up having the underlying cause," said Dr. Theron McCormick, a pediatric allergist and immunologist who treated Jasmin. He is the pediatric medical director of Our Lady of the Lake physician group.
Jasmin had not taken antibiotics. She told her mother she was not feeling well and took Extra Strength Tylenol. At the hospital, she was given Motrin. Was one of those the cause of TEN, reacting with her genetics, or was a virus the cause of the TEN and the reason she felt she needed to take the headache medication in the first place?
Doctors do not know.