Staphylococcus aureus can cause a spectrum of exfoliative skin conditions ranging from localised bullous impetigo to generalised cutaneous involvement with systemic illness. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) generally affects neonates, infants and children less than 5 years of age. SSSS has been rarely reported in premature neonates. We describe here a case of an extremely premature neonate born at 24 weeks gestation who developed SSSS at 7 weeks of postnatal age.
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health Vol. 44, Issue 6, p. 374-376