11 Jan '12, 2pm

Poly student dies from pimple medication

Poly student dies from pimple medication

An 18-year-old polytechnic student is suspected to have died after taking medication to treat pimples. Guo Fu Lun, a student from Nanyang Polytechnic, is suspected to have contracted a rare condition, the Steven-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). The illness caused Guo to go into a coma and pass away within a week in the hospital. According to Guo's girlfriend, he had come down with a fever on 2 January, a while after he began taking medication for pimples. Thinking it was a common fever, Guo took some over-the-counter medication and didn't think much of it. On 5 January, Guo met his friends and girlfriend for ball games but was not his usual energetic self. He returned home early to rest on that day, and by 11pm, his girlfriend heard that he had been admitted to the hospital. The next day, his girlfriend called to check and found that he had been transferred to intensive care. Later...

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