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Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome

A disease of infants due to group 2 phage type 17 staphylococci that produce an epidermolytic exotoxin. Superficial fine vesicles and bullae form and rupture easily, resulting in loss of large sheets of epidermis.

Year introduced: 1991(1986)

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Tree Number(s): C01.150.252.410.868.951.770, C01.150.252.819.770.770, C01.800.720.770.770, C17.800.838.765.770.770

MeSH Unique ID: D013206

Entry Terms:

  • Scalded Skin Syndrome, Staphylococcal
  • Staphylococcal Scalded-Skin Syndrome
  • Scalded-Skin Syndrome, Staphylococcal
  • Scalded-Skin Syndromes, Staphylococcal
  • Staphylococcal Scalded-Skin Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Staphylococcal Scalded-Skin
  • Syndromes, Staphylococcal Scalded-Skin
  • Ritter's Disease
  • Disease, Ritter's
  • Ritters Disease
  • Ritter Disease
  • Disease, Ritter

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