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Child With a Worrisome Rash

      Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is an exfoliative skin condition seen in children and infants and is preceded by a disruption in skin integrity at a distant localized site. The presentation often involves diffuse desquamation of the epidermis, cleavage of the stratum granulosum, and bullae formation due to the circulating exotoxin (
      • Leung A
      • Barankin B
      • Leong KF.
      Staphylococcal-scalded skin syndrome: evaluation, diagnosis, and management.
      ). It is a potentially life-threatening condition, and the presentation has a wide differential diagnosis. Prompt treatment is essential for favorable outcomes.
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