Recurrent staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a extremel
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Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a blistering disease caused by exfoliative toxins (ETs) A and B. These toxins cleave the stratum granulosum layer of the epidermis leaving generalized blisters on all parts of the epidermis. Infants with an immature renal function have a difficult time clearing the toxins. SSSS has been documented in premature infants and very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBW) including rare reports of recurrent disease.This article describes a unique case of an extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infant who had SSSS followed by a recurrence of the disease with bloodstream infection after a completion of appropriate antibiotic therapy...

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