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July 1984

Generalized Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Anephric Boy Undergoing Hemodialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis. Dr Borchers is now with The Permanente Medical Group, Roseville, Calif.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(7):912-918. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650430098018

† Generalized staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a toxin-related epidermolytic disease that predominantly affects previously healthy infants and children younger than 5 years. In contrast, the majority of the reported adult cases have been associated with underlying diseases, suggesting that immunosuppression and renal insufficiency are important predisposing conditions for this age group. We report herein a case of adult-type SSSS in an anephric 10-year-old boy. Patients undergoing hemodialysis who have chronic renal failure may be uniquely predisposed to the SSSS by virtue of their decreased glomerular filtration rate, associated uremic immunodeficiency, and a high incidence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:912-918)

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