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Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Adult

Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Adult
Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome in an Adult

This image shows staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (also known as Ritter disease) with superficial skin blistering caused by Staphylococcus aureus infection. This syndrome is rare in adults but can be seen in people who are immunocompromised or who have renal failure or other chronic disease.

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