Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in adults. A clinical review illustrated with a new case.

@article{Cribier1994StaphylococcalSS,
  title={Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in adults. A clinical review illustrated with a new case.},
  author={Bernard J Cribier and Yves Pi{\'e}mont and Edouard Grosshans},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={30 2 Pt 2},
  pages={319-24}
}
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome is rarely observed in adults; only 32 cases have been reported. In contrast to infant cases, the mortality rate is high. Two major risk factors have been identified: kidney failure and immunosuppression. In adults, clinical features are similar to those of the typical pediatric disease, but blood cultures are often positive for Staphylococcus aureus. Detection of the exfoliative toxin is required for diagnosis; the newborn mouse bioassay is, therefore… CONTINUE READING