Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: A pediatric dermatology case report

Girish Gulab Meshram, Neeraj Kaur, Kanwaljeet Singh Hura
SAGE open medical case reports 2018, 6: 2050313X17750890
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Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is a condition which predominantly affects children and causes a spectrum of skin lesions. We present a case of a 2-month-old infant with complaints of fever and fragile blisters over the body. The mucosal areas were spared. The diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome was reached on clinical grounds and culture report. The patient responded well to the treatment, which included an antibiotic (cloxacillin), an analgesic (paracetamol), and hydration with intravenous fluids. He was discharged after 8 days, with almost complete resolution of his skin lesions. Having a high clinical suspicion for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, early diagnosis/treatment, and following robust hygiene measures are imperative for the effective management of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. More efforts are needed to develop novel therapies for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.

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