Indian Journal of Paediatric Dermatology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 138--140

A rare early presentation of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a Neonate


Srinivas Abhishek Gaddam1, Srinidhi Thirunagari2 
1 Department of Neonatology, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children, Hyderabad, Telengana, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Ankura Hospital for Women and Children, Hyderabad, Telengana, India

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Dr. Srinivas Abhishek Gaddam
17 Gruhalaxmi Colony, Karkhana, Secunderabad - 500 015, Telangana
India

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) is caused by the exfoliative toxins (ETs) of Staphylococcus aureus. We present a case of a 3 days old infant with complaints of fever and diffuse erythematous exfoliation all over the body with bilateral conjunctivitis. The diagnosis of SSSS was reached based on clinical features and positive blood culture report. He responded well to the antibiotics paracetamol, and intravenous fluids for rehydration. He was discharged after 14 days, with complete resolution of symptoms. Having a high clinical suspicion for SSSS, early diagnosis/treatment, and following strict aseptic measures in neonatal intensive care unit are important.


How to cite this article:
Gaddam SA, Thirunagari S. A rare early presentation of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a Neonate.Indian J Paediatr Dermatol 2019;20:138-140


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Gaddam SA, Thirunagari S. A rare early presentation of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a Neonate. Indian J Paediatr Dermatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 20 ];20:138-140
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