Scalded skin syndrome
A potentially serious side effect of infection with the Staph (Staphylococcus) bacteria that produces a specific protein which loosens the "cement" holding the various layers of the skin together. This allows blister formation and sloughing of the top layer of skin. If it occurs over large body regions it can be deadly (just like a large surface area of the body having been burned). It is necessary to treat scalded skin syndrome with intravenous antibiotics and to protect the skin from allowing dehydration to occur if large areas peel off. The disease occurs predominantly in children under 5 years of age. It is known formally as Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome and as Ritter disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 L00 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS Syndrom) Dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum (Ritter von Rittershain) Pemphigus acutus neonatorum Staphylogenes Lyell Syndrom …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — (Lyell s disease, Ritter s disease) a potentially serious condition of young infants in which the skin becomes reddened and tender and then peels off, giving the appearance of a scald. The area of skin loss may be quite extensive. The underlying… …   Medical dictionary

  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — Lyell s disease; = Ritter s disease a potentially serious condition of young infants in which the skin becomes reddened and tender and then peels off, giving the appearance of a scald. The area of skin loss may be quite extensive. The underlying… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — (SSSS) A disease caused by staphylococci that produce an exfoliative toxin. The skin becomes red (erythema) and sheets of epidermis may separate from the underlying tissue …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Болезнь Риттера (Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome, Ritter 'S Disease) — токсический некроз эпидермиса; развивающееся у младенцев заболевание, вызываемое бактериями рода Staphylococcus и характеризующееся покраснением и расслоением кожи, появлением крупных сливающихся друг с другом пузырей, напоминающих пузыри от… …   Медицинские термины

  • nonstaphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — toxic epidermal necrolysis …   Medical dictionary

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