Staphyloccocal scalded skin syndrome

Last updated: Saturday, 14, August, 2010
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Generalised exfoliative dermatitis complicating infection with some strains of Staphylococcus aureus.
Occurs mainly in neonates and young children.

Nasal swab; wound swab (skin).

Skin biopsy may be indicated.