This healthy newborn boy developed low grade fever, increased fussiness, and facial crusting, weeping, and purulent discharge from his eyes. While in the office he developed new vesicles and crusted vesiclesw on the trunk and extremities. A culture from the eye drainage grew Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin sensitive), and cultures from blood, spinal fluid, and urine were negative. Viral cultures for Herpes simplex virus from the eye drainige were also negative. He improved quickly on parenteral antibiotics and was discharged home 3 days later on oral clinidamycin. He desquamated 5 days after discharge.
facial crusting, fissuring, erosions, and purulent discharge with scattered crusted vesicles on the trunk and extremities