Staphylococcal Scaled Skin Syndrome

Neha Bansal
Staphylococcal Scaled Skin Syndrome - Introduction
Definition: It is a syndrome consisting of skin blistering disorder caused due to exfoliative toxins A & B of Staphylococcus aureus.

Age groups affected: It affects primarily neonates, infants and young children with occasional reported cases in adults. (1, 2) The generalized form in the neonates is known as "Ritter's Disease". (1) This often happens due to colonization of the child during the passage through the maternal vaginal flora. (1)

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