Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) Questions & Answers

Updated: May 13, 2019
  • Author: Randall W King, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the pathogenesis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the role of exfoliative toxins in the pathogenesis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

How is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) differentiated from bullous impetigo?

How is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) differentiated from toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN)?

In which age groups is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) most prevalent?

In which areas is the global incidence of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) highest?

What is the mortality rate for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

How does the prevalence of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) vary by sex?

How does the incidence of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) vary by age?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What causes staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)?

Workup

Which lab findings suggest staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the evaluation of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

Treatment

What is included in prehospital care for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is included in emergency department (ED) care for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

Which specialist consultations may be helpful in the treatment of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

Medications

What is the role of antibiotics in the treatment of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the role of topical agents in the treatment of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibacterials, Topical are used in the treatment of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS)?

Follow-up

What is included in inpatient care of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

When is admission to an ICU or burn unit indicated in the treatment of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

How is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) prevented?

What are possible complications of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)?

What is the prognosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) in children?

What is the prognosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) in adults?