Ritter disease

Alternative names 
Scalded skin syndrome; Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS)

Definition
Scalded skin syndrome is a skin infection characterized by damage to the skin with marked shedding (exfoliation). It usually affects infants and children under the age of 5.

see Scalded skin syndrome.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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