Author | Andrew Herbst, MD


Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in a 2-Year-Old Girl

June 01, 2003

A toddler was brought to the emergency department with a 3-day history of a rash on her neck and irritability and fever (temperature, 38.3°C [101°F]) of 1 day's duration. The child's mother noticed a red, purulent bump on the girl's hand 2 days before the rash developed.