head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2655
Published online: 19 August 2019

Case report

J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2655-2658;
Lidija KarevaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Katarina StavricORCID logo, Kristina MironskaORCID logo, Arijeta HasaniORCID logo,
University Clinic for Children's Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is skin disease which primarily affects children from newborns up to 5 years of age. When occurring in adults it is accompanied by immunodeficiency. In children, SSSS is usually with good prognosis and resolves with treatment completely, with low mortality, while in adults regarding underline disease mortality is up to 50%. Differential diagnosis includes Steven-Johnson syndrome, Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and toxic epidermal necrolysis. In this article, we present 8 months old infant with SSSS caused by Staphylococcus aureus strain sensitive to penicillinases. Therapeutic and diagnostic challenges are discussed, together with differential diagnosis and therapy. Successful results are achieved in our case due to the good response to antibiotic and rigorous wound treatment in sterile conditions.

Keywords: Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, SSSS,

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Please cite this article as: Kareva L, Stavric K, Mironska K, Hasani A. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome. J of IMAB. 2019 Jul-Sep;25(3):2655-2658. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019253.2655

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Lidija Kareva, University Clinic for Children's Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; E-mail: kvlidija@yahoo.com

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Received: 27 November 2018
Published online: 19 August 2019

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