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Reaction an extremely rare condition, doctor says

The severe allergic reaction a Plymouth girl suffered a decade ago after taking Children’s Motrin is an incredibly rare phenomenon, according to a Boston Children’s Hospital specialist who said parents should not be scared off from giving their youngsters such ibuprofen-based medications.

A Plymouth Superior Court jury on Wednesday awarded Samantha T. Reckis’ family $63 million for the debilitating injuries she suffered after taking the medication for a fever and developing toxic epidermal necrolysis, a rare disease that causes widespread blistering and peeling of a patient’s skin, including in the mucus membranes such as the mouth and eyes.

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