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Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Extremely Premature Neonate

Shiv Sajan Saini, Vinay Vamdev Kulkarni

Citation Information : Saini SS, Kulkarni VV. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Extremely Premature Neonate. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2016; 50 (1):39-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1191

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is a rare diagnosis in neonates. We present an extremely premature neonate presenting with bullous lesions all over the body on day 20 of life. The lesions ruptured leaving erythematous, tender raw areas. Nikolsky's sign was positive and clinical diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome was made. His blood culture grew Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae. His umbilical swab culture grew S. aureus. The baby was treated with by cloxacillin, piperacillin/tazobactum and clindamycin. The lesions healed in 7 days. The baby was discharged with normal skin and normal neurological condition.

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