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Staphylococcal scarlet fever (SSF) is characterized by an exanthem without enanthem, bullae, or exfoliation, and is known to be related to Staphylococcus aureus toxins, especially superantigens. It has been reported in children and young adults. Herein, we report the first case of an elderly patient with SSF caused by staphylococcal enterotoxin M (SEM), associated with otitis externa. The patient presented with maculopapular rashes on both arms, thighs, and abdomen and with erythroderma on the face, both ears, neck, chest, and back, all of which was followed by desquamation on both ears. A culture of ear discharge grew methicillin susceptible S. aureus that was only positive for SEM among the superantigens tested.
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Poisoning by staphylococcal toxins present in contaminated food.
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria isolated from skin lesions, blood, inflammatory exudates, and the upper respiratory tract of humans. It is a group A hemolytic Streptococcus that can cause SCARLET FEVER and RHEUMATIC FEVER.
Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
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