[Solved] Why Is Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome Sometimes Fatal

Question 64
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Why is staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome sometimes fatal?

A) The first line of defense is compromised, putting the patient at risk secondary bacterial infection.
B) The first line of defense is compromised, putting the patient at risk of both dehydration and secondary bacterial infection.
C) The causative organism is Gram-negative and may cause endotoxic shock.
D) Exfoliatin can bind to cardiac cells, causing disruption of the heart rhythm and heart failure.
E) The first line of defense is compromised, putting the patient at risk of severe dehydration.

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