Neonate with staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Baartmans, M. G. A.; Maas, M. H.; Dokter, J.
January 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2006, Vol. 91 Issue 1, pF25
Academic Journal
The article reports on a infant with staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. This boy was born after an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. On the 5th day of life, a small blister was seen on the right buttock and thigh. During the course of a few hours, erythema developed on the trunk and blisters in the napkin area. The patient was admitted to burn centre, and the diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome was made. His vital functions and temperature remained normal. The skin was reddened and painful, with 50% of the total body area covered by blisters. The Nikolsky sign was positive. The mucous membranes of the mouth and anus were unaffected. During the next few hours the blisters became more extensive, until they involved 90% of the total body area.


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