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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-47

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a newborn


1 Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, Affiliated to Pondicherry University, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, Affiliated to Pondicherry University, India

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D Jeyakumari
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, Affiliated to Pondicherry University
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-777X.52981

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A six-day-old newborn was admitted with exfoliating erythematous lesions over the face, of two days duration. The lesions spread to the rest of the body during the next two days. A diagnosis of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) was made clinically and confirmed by isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from a blood sample. The child responded to Injection vancomycin and no fresh lesions were seen after the next 48 hours. However the child developed severe pneumonia and left against medical advice.


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