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Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in an extremely preterm newborn: management in a neonatal intensive care unit
  1. Sonia Valero-Portero,
  2. Lorenzo Quesada-Dorigne,
  3. Juan José Quesada López,
  4. Ángel Bernardo Brea-Lamas,
  5. Manuel Cidrás-Pidré
  1. Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca, Murcia, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sonia Valero Portero, Neonatal unit, Ctra. Madrid-Cartagena, s/n, 30120, El Palmar (Murcia), Spain; sonia88ainos{at}

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A preterm newborn (24 weeks gestational age, birth weight 710 g) was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. On day 30 of life, he was receiving respiratory support with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), full breast milk feeds and no medication except vitamin supplements.

He developed an exudative erythematous skin lesion where the CPAP mask made contact. In a few hours, perioral blisters …

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