Results from the actions of a soluble epidermolytic exotoxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus:
Produced at a distant site of infection or colonization
Child may appear well, ill, or overtly toxic
Scarlatiniform erythematous rash (sandpaper like) resembling a “sunb...
9% NS fluid bolus if dehydration present
Initial burn treatment
Management is similar to an extensive 2nd-degree burn:
Involvement of large body surface...
Children <1 yr
All toxic-appearing children
Widespread skin involvement
Dehydration and/or electrolyte derangement
Older, well-appearing childre...
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200946001 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (disorder)
402967005 Neonatal staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (...
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