Home > Medical Reference > Encyclopedia (English)

Toggle: English / Spanish

Ask Our Experts

Get answers to your specific medical questions from Kernan Hospital experts.

Note: This is for informational purposes only. Doctors cannot provide a diagnosis via e-mail.

 

Related Content

Kernan Hospital

Our Services

Patient Success Stories

Our Doctors

Síndrome de la piel escaldada - Overview

Nombres alternativos

Síndrome estafilocócico de la piel escaldada (SSS); Enfermedad de Ritter

Definición:

Es una infección cutánea en la cual la piel resulta dañada y se desprende.

Causas:

El síndrome de la piel escaldada es causado por infección con ciertas cepas de bacterias en la familia Estafilococo. Durante la infección, los estafilococos producen un tóxico que ocasiona daño a la piel. Dicho daño crea ampollas como si la piel estuviera escaldada.

Este síndrome se encuentra más comúnmente en bebés y en niños menores de 5 años.

  • Reviewed last on: 12/1/2009
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

Referencias

Korman NJ. Macular, papular, vesiculobullous, and pustular diseases. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 465.

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
adam.com