Opalescent Grouped Vesicles Over the Face: An Important Indicator of Staphylococcal Septicemia
Article first published online: 9 SEP 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 2, pages 230–232, March/April 2012
How to Cite
SANTHAKUMAR, R., PUDUKADAN, D., VINCENT, J. and PARAMESWARAN, B. (2012), Opalescent Grouped Vesicles Over the Face: An Important Indicator of Staphylococcal Septicemia. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 230–232. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01529.x
- Issue published online: 13 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 9 SEP 2011
Abstract: We present a report of three cases with vesicles containing opalescent fluid grouped over the face and scattered on the trunk and limbs. Culture of the fluid aspirated from the vesicles grew Staphylococcus aureus in two of the three cases. The observation of vesicles grouped on the face in a sick febrile child should prompt the diagnosis of a severe staphylococcal septicemia.