A case report: Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in a minor infant

Maricarmen Chacín, Valmore Bermúdez, Basilio Bucete, Joselyn Rojas


Staphylococcal scald skin syndrome is an entity first described by Ritter Von Rittershain in 1878, which was called neonatal exfoliative dermatitis. This situation belongs to a group of pathologies caused by toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus, called exfoliate A and B, which are characterized by a wide range of segmental lesions and degeneration. It is not a common pathology, but it most often occurs in newborns and children under the age of 5. This study describes a clinical case of a minor baby transferred to the emergency room by his mother, characterized by a systemic rash followed by follicle lesions, which is consistent with the Chikungunya fever (ChikV) outbreak reported in Maracaibo since June 2014.


Staphylococcus aureus; exfoliatin; Chikungunya fever; neonatal exfoliative dermatitis

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