NAVIGATING STAPHYLOCOCCAL SCALDED SKIN SYNDROME FROM ETIOPATHOGENESIS TO MULTIDISCIPLINARY MANAGEMENT

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Tariq Rafique
Muhammad Bilal Yusuf
Ammar Ahmed
Madiha Iftikhar
Dr. Med Jeyatheepan Jeyaretnam
Aksa Alina Joy

Keywords

infection with Staphylococcus aureus, staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, and staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome

Abstract

Background: Staphylococcus aureus produces epidermolytic toxins leading to Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS), characterized by blistering, erythematous cellulitis, and skin peeling. It primarily affects adults and some pediatric patients.


Methods: This review outlines the clinical foundation, etiopathogenesis, complications, treatments, and anticipated future developments of SSSS.


Results: SSSS is a toxin-mediated infection requiring wound care, antibiotic therapy, and supportive care to reduce mortality. A multidisciplinary approach involving dermatologists, infectious disease specialists, and surgeons is crucial due to its differential diagnoses, including toxic epidermal necrolysis, adverse drug reactions, and Steven Johnson syndrome.


Conclusion: Understanding SSSS's clinical aspects and management strategies is essential. Further research is needed to enhance treatment efficacy and patient outcomes.

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