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Cine y Pediatría 8
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Vol. 19 - Num. 74

Clinical Reviews

Nettle rash? Atopic dermatitis? Final diagnosis: staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Isabel Errasti Viadera, Jesús Domínguez Riscarta, Teresa del Rosal Rabesb, María de Ceano-Vivas La Callec

aMIR-Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Infantil La Paz. Madrid. España.
bServicio de Infectología Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Infantil La Paz. Madrid. España.
cServicio de Urgencias Pediátricas. Hospital Infantil Universitario La Paz. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: I Errasti. E-mail: ierrasti.1@alumni.unav.es

Reference of this article: Errasti Viader I, Domínguez Riscart J, del Rosal Rabes T, de Ceano-Vivas La Calle M. Nettle rash? Atopic dermatitis? Final diagnosis: staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:e59-e62.

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Abstract

The staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is a rare entity caused by exfoliative toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Its diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and can be confirmed by cultures from pharyngeal, nasal or conjuntival mucosa or by skin biopsy. An early treatment is needed to avoid serious complications. However, sometimes it could be confused with other frequent pediatric dermatologic conditions. We report the case of a two years and ten months old girl who was finally diagnosed of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome after three previous visits to the Pediatric Emergency Department.

Keywords

Nikolsky sign Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Staphylococcus aureus

 

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