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Exfoliatins

Exfoliatins

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.


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