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A Desquamating Skin Rash in a Pediatric Patient

  • Author(s): Haggerty, John
  • Grimaldo, Felipe
  • et al.

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.

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