staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

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staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome n.
A disease affecting infants in which large areas of skin peel off in the manner of a second-degree burn, caused by upper respiratory staphylococcal infection. Also called Lyell's disease, Ritter's disease.

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