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December 1978

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin SyndromeA Complication of Circumcision

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(12):1187-1188. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120370035008

• Numerous complications have been reported as a result of neonatal circumcision. We describe here three cases of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome that were thought to be due to infected circumcisions. A review of the literature failed to disclose descriptions of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome as such a complication. In spite of recent American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations against routine circumcision, it will continue to be a common procedure. Careful preoperative and postoperative screening and guidance are urged to prevent staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome and other complications.

(Am J Dis Child 132:1187-1188, 1978)