staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome 

: an acute skin disorder especially of infants and immunocompromised individuals that is characterized by widespread erythema, peeling, and necrosis of the skin, that is caused by a toxin produced by a bacterium of the genus Staphylococcus (S. aureus), and that exposes the affected individual to serious infections but is rarely fatal if diagnosed and treated promptly abbreviation SSSS — compare toxic epidermal necrolysis

Learn More about staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Share staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Resources for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

Comments on staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome

What made you want to look up staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

involving abstract or general statements

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Liar, Liar Quiz

  • alt-5761dbe2ba986
  • Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid work is a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!