A 14-year-old girl from Kano in Nigeria, Amina Ibrahim has died today after suffering a brutal reaction from consuming popular antibiotic drug, Septin.
Amina allegedly purchased the medicine from the 19-year-old son of the pharmacist who was manning the pharmacy at the time. After taking the medicine that was prescribed to her by the non-professional, she immediately started to react to it and within an hour, developed severe burns on her face and neck.
She was later diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a “rare, serious disorder of skin and mucous membranes” that is usually caused from reaction to a medication or an infection.
Amina died at the Mohammed Abdullahi Wase Specialist Hospital in Kano State.