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What's your diagnosis?

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Oct 16, 2018
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Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. Figure 3-9 shows a generalized light-colored erythema which is accentuated in skin folds. The staphylococcal toxin exfoliatin may sometimes produce extensive areas of desquamation. Other clues to diagnosis include areas of denuded skin in sites of anatomic stress, and skin tenderness.

Source: Prose NS, Kristal L. Weinberg's Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology, 5e; 2017.

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Leah Carton

Editorial Assistant, McGraw-Hill Education

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