staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
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 cause is an infection by certain bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus. It is contagious and may occur in clusters. Treatment is by antibiotics, but careful nursing is essential to prevent skin damage. Medical name: toxic epidermal necrolysis.

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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

  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — An infection of the skin with group II Staphylococcus aurea bacteria. The bacteria release toxins, causing inflamed, scaling skin that looks as though it has been burned. It is more common in children than in adults, but is more likely to cause… …   Medical dictionary

  • Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome — | MeshID = D013206 Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, SSSS, also known as Pemphigus neonatorum or Ritter s disease, is a dermatological condition caused by Staphylococcus aureus . PathophysiologyThe syndrome is induced by 2 epidermolytic… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • scalded-skin syndrome — scald·ed skin syndrome skȯld əd n TOXIC EPIDERMAL NECROLYSIS see STAPHYLOCOCCAL SCALDED SKIN SYNDROME …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • Staphylococcal infection — Classification and external resources SEM micrograph of S. aureus colonies; note the grape like clustering common to Staphylococcus species. MeSH …   Wikipedia

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