Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSS)

Alternative names 
Ritter disease; Scalded skin syndrome

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 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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