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International journal of Immunopathology, allergology, infectology.

On pecularities of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

Astashina S.M.

State budgetary institution of public health of the Vladimir region Regional Dermatovenerologic Dispensary, Vladimir, Russian Federation

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is an emergency pediatric pathology, a rare and severe manifestation of staphyloderma. SSSS most often affects children younger than 5 years of age, and has an approximately 5% mortality rate due to complications: sepsis, superinfection, and the occurrence of electrolyte imbalance [1]. Given the rarity of this syndrome, doctors are not always able to immediately make the correct diagnosis. The article describes and illustrates cases of SSSS from practice, with a detailed description of the features of the clinical picture, the examination, the prescribed treatment and the differential diagnosis of the disease.


Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), etiology, clinical picture, differential diagnosis, treatment.

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Astashina S.M. Immunopathology, allergology, infectology 2020; 4:21-26. DOI: 10.14427/jipai.2020.4.21