Ritter disease

Rit·ter dis·ease

(rit'ĕr di-zēz')
An exfoliative dermatitis, also known as staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS), caused by an exfoliative toxin-producing strain of Staphylococcus aureus characterized by the presence of large bullae and exfoliation of the epidermal layer of the skin.

Ritter disease

[Gottfried Ritter von Rittershain, Ger. physician, 1820–1883]
A generalized form of impetigo of the newborn.


Gottfried, German physician, 1820-1883.
Ritter disease - Synonym(s): Lyell disease
Ritter syndrome - Synonym(s): Lyell disease
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