AJP Rep 2017; 07(02): e134-e137
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603971
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Recurrent Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Neonate

Jennifer Davidson
1  Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
,
Samantha Polly
2  College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee
,
Peter J. Hayes
3  Department of Dermatology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
,
Kristopher R. Fisher
3  Department of Dermatology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
,
Ajay J. Talati
1  Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
,
Tejesh Patel
3  Department of Dermatology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee
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Publication History

21 February 2017

27 March 2017

Publication Date:
30 June 2017 (online)

  

Abstract

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) in premature infants is a rare condition. We present SSSS in an extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infant with recurrent and confirmed bacterial sepsis. We present it to emphasize the importance for clinicians to not only recognize the clinical manifestations of SSSS, but also the need to closely monitor infants, especially very low-birth-weight (VLBW) and ELBW infants with SSSS for recurrence and bacterial sepsis. SSSS in preterm infants is a potentially lethal condition and early recognition and appropriate supportive care could be life-saving.