Definition: Protein exotoxins from Staphylococcus aureus, phage type II, which cause epidermal necrolysis. They are proteins with a molecular weight of 26,000 to 32,000. They cause a condition variously called scaled skin, Lyell or Ritter syndrome, epidermal exfoliative disease, toxic epidermal necrolysis, etc.
/antag permitted but consider also ANTITOXINS
Other names Exfoliative Toxins; Epidermolytic Toxins; Epidermolysins; Dermolysins; Toxins, Exfoliative; Toxins, Epidermolytic; Toxin, Staphylococcal Exfoliative; Toxin B, Exfoliative; Toxin A, Exfoliatin; Exfoliative Toxin, Staphylococcal; B, Exfoliative Toxin; A, Exfoliatin Toxin; Staphylococcal Exfoliative Toxin; Exfoliative Toxin B; Exfoliatin Toxin A
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