Staphylococcal septicemia in children with atopic dermatitis.

  title={Staphylococcal septicemia in children with atopic dermatitis.},
  author={Peter Hans Hoeger and Rainer Ganschow and Gr. Finger},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  volume={17 2},
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is frequently complicated by minor bacterial superinfections. Invasive infections such as osteomyelitis have rarely been reported. We describe two children with staphylococcal septicemia during an exacerbation of their AD. Cellulitis and underlying congenital heart disease, respectively, were considered predisposing factors for the development of bacteremia. Identical strains were isolated from the skin, and there was a significant increase in antibodies against… CONTINUE READING