fogo selvagem

A form of pemphigus foliaceus, occurring in southern Brazil, in which the lesions are bullous, appear localized to the face and upper trunk, become widespread, variegated, erythrodermic, and exfoliative, and are immunologically indistinguishable from pemphigus foliaceus or vulgaris. SYN: Brazilian pemphigus, wildfire. [Pg. wild fire]

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(sāl-vahґzha) [Port. “wild fire”] a progressive, sometimes fatal variant of pemphigus foliaceus endemic in certain areas of South America, characterized by a burning sensation with blisters that rupture to form erosions with peripheral rolls of epidermis. Called also Brazilian, South American, or wildfire pemphigus.

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