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Ritter's disease

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noun Rit·ter's disease \ˈrit-ərz-\

Medical Definition of Ritter's disease

Biographical Note for ritter's disease

Ritter von Rittershain

\ˈrit-ər-fȯn-ˈrit-ərz-ˌhīn\,

Gottfried

(1820–1883), German physician. Ritter first described staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome in brief in 1870, publishing a full description in 1878.


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