Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

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

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a newborn


D Jeyakumari1, R Gopal1, M Eswaran2, C MaheshKumar2 
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

Correspondence Address:
D Jeyakumari
Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India, Affiliated to Pondicherry University
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Jeyakumari D, Gopal R, Eswaran M, MaheshKumar C. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a newborn.J Global Infect Dis 2009;1:45-47


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Jeyakumari D, Gopal R, Eswaran M, MaheshKumar C. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a newborn. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 23 ];1:45-47
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