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Case of bullous impetigo developing into staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: case report | Abstract

Elharrouni A1*, Elimam M2, Dassouly R1, Hnach Kh2, Elloudi S1, Douhi Z1, Baybay H1, Hida M2, Mernissi Fz1

1Department of Dermatology, CHU Hassan II, FEZ, Morocco

2Department of Paediatrics, CHU Hassan II, FEZ, Morocco

Corresponding Author: Elharrouni Alaoui Aicha

Address: Department of Dermatology, CHU Hassan II, FEZ, Morocco; E-mail: ealaouiaicha@gmail.com

Received date: 29 September 2019; Accepted date: 22 October 2019; Published date: 29 October 2019

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus can cause exfoliative skin conditions, ranging from localized bullous impetigo (BI) to staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS). The latter is a potentially life-threatening disorder, which leads to blistering of the upper layer of the skin, by the release of a circulating exotoxin. The disease especially affects infants and small children but has also been described in adults. SSSS usually presents with a prodrome of sore throat or conjunctivitis. The infection is often peri-facial impetigo, here is usually no bacteremia. Bullous impetigo, the toxin produces blisters locally at the site of infection, whereas in cases of the scalded-skin syndrome, it circulates throughout the body, causing blisters at sites distant from the infection.

Citation: Elharrouni A, Elimam M, Dassouly R, Hnach Kh, Elloudi S, Douhi Z, Baybay H, Hida M, Mernissi Fz. Case of bullous impetigo developing into staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: case report. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Oct 29;2(2):81-83.

Copyright © 2019 Elharrouni A, Elimam M, Dassouly R, Hnach Kh, Elloudi S, Douhi Z, Baybay H, Hida M, Mernissi Fz. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Staphylococcal Skin Infections; Bullous Impetigo; Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome; Immunocompetent Infant

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