1. Think about SSSS on rash patients: goal is to catch it at early stage. If you are considering it, send home with oral antibiotics and follow up.
2. Know distinguishing features of SSSS from other serious dermatologic emergencies (especially SJS/TEN)
3. Tx: penicillinase-resistant antistaphlococcal antibiotic +/- clindamycin. if sick/high risk —> MRSA coverage
4. Adults and SSSS = be worried!
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