Infection control consequences – early Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome or Kawasaki Syndrome?

Afshin Assadian, Ojan Assadian, Arne Simon & Axel Kramer
Childhood exanthemata are caused by a broad spectrum of common pathogens. Many exanthemata initially present very similarly, even though caused by different organisms, ranging from virus to bacteria and their respective toxins. In the majority of cases the diagnosis is only of academic value, since therapy does hardly differ. However, in some cases accurate and prompt diagnosis is paramount, since therapy and appropriate hygiene measures prevent morbidity and mortality. We present a case with two...