Feeling the burn: Sunburn recall in staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
drug reaction; infection- bacterial; photosensitivity
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) occurs primarily in infants and young children due to hematogenous dissemination of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) exfoliative toxin resulting in painful erythema and superficial desquamation of the skin. Herein, we discuss a 7-year-old patient with SSSS in classic locations who additionally presented with photodistributed erythema without desquamation on the chest, arms, and back in locations of a recently healed sunburn. In this report, we discuss sunburn recall phenomenon as a result of SSSS.
Khanna, Rayva; Guo, Emily L.; and Kirkorian, Anna Yasmine, "Feeling the burn: Sunburn recall in staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 145.