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Neonate with staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  1. M G A Baartmans,
  2. M H Maas,
  3. J Dokter
  1. Medisch Centrum Rijnmond-Zuid, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Baartmans
    Medisch Centrum Rijnmond-Zuid, Department of Pediatrics, Postbus 9191, Rotterdam 3007AC, the Netherlands; Baartmansm{at}; mgabaartmans{at}

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This boy was born after an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery. On the 5th day of life, a small blister was seen on the right buttock and thigh. During the course of a few hours, erythema developed on the trunk and blisters in the napkin area. The patient was admitted to our burn centre, and the diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) was …

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