Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
A Desquamating Skin Rash in a Pediatric Patient
- Author(s): Haggerty, John
- Grimaldo, Felipe
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.1.41162
Prompt identification and treatment of true dermatologic emergencies is essential in emergency medicine, especially in vulnerable populations such as pediatric patients. This is a case of a three year-old female who presented with significant dehydration in the setting of a desquamating skin rash diagnosed in our emergency department as staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.