皮膚剥脱素ET-B産生メチシリン耐性黄色ブドウ球菌による熱傷様皮膚症候群の1例  [in Japanese] A Case of Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Caused by Exfoliative Toxin-B Producing MRSA  [in Japanese]

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We experienced a 6 month-old infant who suffered from staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), whose mother used steroid ointment for the infant's erythematous skin rash for 2 days. On the 3rd day, the infant was admitted to our hospital with fever, erythema on the trunk and extremities, and flaccid blisters and erosions at periorificial areas and the neck. Nikolsky's sign was positive. <I>S. aureus</I> was cultured from the throat, conjunctival inflammatory lesion and exudates. The biological characteristics of the isolates were coagulase type I, enterotoxinnonproducing, TSST-1-nonproducing, protease pattern: D type, and plasmid profile: 563 kbp. The investigation of exfoliative toxin (ET) revealed negative for ET-A but positive for ET-B, proved by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The isolated strain of <I>S. aureus</I> was demonstrated to be methicillin-resistant (MRSA), which was further defined to be positive for mec A gene by PCR method. It will be possible for such toxigenic ET-B producing MRSA to gain the dominant status in NICU or closed areas.

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  • Kansenshogaku Zasshi

    Kansenshogaku Zasshi 70(2), 206-210, 1996-02-20

    The Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases

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