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Use of Skin Substitute Dressings in the Treatment of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in Neonates and Young Infants.
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PMID:  21150225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is a rare toxin-mediated skin disease caused by Staphylococcus aureus and seen in infants and children younger than 5 years. Objectives: The supportive role of skin substitutes in SSSS is stressed as a new and relatively unknown method. Methods: Retrospective observational case-series study, in neonates and young infants diagnosed with SSSS. Results: Seven infants with SSSS, treatment with antibiotics, skin substitutes, strict pain relief strategy and prognosis were described. One of them was severely affected and deceased. Conclusion: This study describes 7 infants with SSSS and stresses the important role of skin substitutes as Omiderm® and Suprathel® as valuable adjuvant treatment modality.
M G A Baartmans; J Dokter; J C den Hollander; A A Kroon; A P Oranje
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatology     Volume:  100     ISSN:  1661-7819     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101286577     Medline TA:  Neonatology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  9-13     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Paediatrics, Maasstadziekenhuis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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