Search Results for: staphylococcal scalded-skin syndrome

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Erythema Multiforme: Key Points

…virus) and is typically a self-limited process. EM major, according to some authors, may be synonymous with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and entails a more severe clinical syndrome with more atypical target lesions and pronounced mucosal…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Initial Evaluation

…Initial Evaluation Erysipelas Cellulitis Differential diagnosis Deep vein thrombosis Venous stasis dermatitis Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Panniculitis Contact dermatitis…

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Darier’s Disease: Clinical Case

…, axillae with notable crusting and increased erythema since last clinical evaluation Diagnosis: favor Darier’s disease with staphylococcal superinfection Skin cultures (bacterial, candidal, and herpes simplex viral culture) are obtained. The…

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Erysipelas/Cellulitis: Treatment

…be considered. Cellulitis or erysipelas in the absence of fever and/or leukocytosis is also unusual. An increasing number of staphylococcal isolates referred to as MRSA are resistant to semisynthetic penicillins and cephalosporins. If the patient…

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Varicella & Herpes Zoster: Treatment

…taphylococcal infection of varicella is common and should be treated, as it may be a source of significant morbidity. Reye’s syndrome may follow varicella, especially in children in whom aspirin is used as an antipyretic. Aspirin should never be…

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Impetigo: Initial evaluation

…uish clinically. Bacterial and viral cultures may be required to determine which infection is present. Staphylococcal scaled skin syndrome: A variation of impetigo, with epidermolytic toxin-producing strains of Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in…

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Vascular Birthmarks: Treatment

…step, with diagnostic consideration for a port-wine syndrome with extracutaneous involvement. If there are no concerns for a syndrome associated with a port-wine stain, then serial clinical evaluation is the primary therapeutic strategy….

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Sweet’s Syndrome (Acute Febrile Neutrophil Dermatosis): Treatment

…st be entered in a standardized pregnancy prevention program. When to refer to a dermatologist When the diagnosis of Sweet’s syndrome is not clear. When a skin biopsy is needed to confirm the diagnosis. For treatment-resistant cases of Sweet’s…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Synonyms Staphylococcal Lyell syndrome Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum Ritter disease Ritter von Rittershain-Lyell’s disease SSSS Staphylococcal toxic epidermal necrolysis Presentation stereotypical Age…