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A Case of Ritter's Disease

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1992;35(6):840-844.
Published online June 15, 1992.
A Case of Ritter's Disease
Young Kul Lee, Eun Mi Kim, Dong Rak Choi, Hae Ran Lee, Chong Young Park
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea
Ritter 병 1례
이영걸, 김은미, 최동락, 이혜란, 박종영
한림대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Ritter's disease, or staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, is a form of skin disease due to the exfoliative toxin, exfoliatin, produced by various species of staphylococci and is characterized by generalized bullae formation and exfoliation. The authors experienced a case of Ritter's disease in an 8 day-old newborn who had generalized bullae and skin exfoliation. Unfortunately, the patient expired on the 13th day of admission due to renal failure, presumably attributed to septic shock. The diagnosis was supported by typical skin lesions, the results of cultures from skin and blood, and by skin biopsy. A brief review of pertinent literatures was done.
Key Words: Ritter's disease

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