Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in an extremely premature neonate: A case report with a brief review of literature

Authors

  • Vishal Kapoor,

    1. NICU, John Hunter Children's Hospital, 2 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, New South Wales, and
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  • Javeed Travadi,

    Corresponding author
    1. NICU, John Hunter Children's Hospital, 2 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, New South Wales, and
    2. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
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  • Stephen Braye

    1. NICU, John Hunter Children's Hospital, 2 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, New South Wales, and
    2. University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
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Dr Javeed Travadi, John Hunter Children's Hospital, 2 Lookout Road, New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305, Australia. Fax: +02 4921 4408; email: javeed.travadi@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

Abstract:  Staphylococcus aureus can cause a spectrum of exfoliative skin conditions including staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) which can present as a severe and life threatening illness in extremely premature neonates. We describe a case of an extremely premature neonate with SSSS and discuss relevant pathology and issues in clinical management.

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