• A 33-year-old man with mild acute graft-vs-host disease after an allogeneic bone marrow transplant for chronic myelogenous leukemia developed a necrolytic rash 90 days after transplant. A diagnosis of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome was made when a skin biopsy specimen revealed a split in the granular layer and phage group 2, type 71 Staphylococcus aureus was cultured from the blood.
(Arch Dermatol 1989;125:85-87)
Goldberg NS, Ahmed T, Robinson B, Ascensao J, Horowitz H. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Mimicking Acute Graft-vs-Host Disease in a Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient. Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(1):85-87. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670130087012