fogo selvagem

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fo·go sel·va·gem

(fō'gō sel'vă-jem),
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.
[Pg. wild fire]
A form of pemphigus foliaceus, an autoimmune blistering disorder, which is endemic in rural Colombia and Brazil
Epidemiology Fogo selvagem affects children and young adults and is distributed along rivers within the flying range of blackflies (Simuliidae), suggesting an environmental link
Management Steroids

fogo selvagem

(fo'go, goo sel-va'zhem) [Portuguese, literally “wild fire”],


An autoimmune disease that causes blistering of the skin of the head, neck or trunk, esp. when the skin is rubbed (Nikolsky's sign). It often causes a burning dysesthesia, from which its popular name is derived. The disease is typically found in Brazil or Colombia and has been associated with chronic or recurrent exposure to black flies. Synonym: endemic pemphigus foliaceus.


F., Brazilian physician.
Amendola syndrome - a form of pemphigus foliaceus that is endemic to Brazil. Synonym(s): Brazilian pemphigus; fogo selvagem; wildfire pemphigus
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Studies show that there are possible environmental agents in the involvement of Endemic Pemphigus Foliaceus. One of them is the relationship with the sting of black flies called borrachudos.
Analyses of autoantigens in a new form of endemic pemphigus foliaceus in Colombia.
Mast cells, Mast/Stem Cell Growth Factor receptor (c-kit/ cdl 17) and IgE may be integral to the pathogenesis of endemic pemphigus foliaceus. Our Dermatol Online.
Endemic pemphigus foliaceus in the Peruvian Amazon.
Autoimmune reactivity against precursor form of desmoglein l in healthy Tunisians in the area of endemic pemphigus foliaceus. J Dermatol Sci.
Theofilopoulos et al., "The pathogenic effect of IgG4 autoantibodies in endemic pemphigus foliaceus (fogo selvagem)," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
(24.) Culton DA, Qian Y, Li N, et al.: Advances in pemphigus and its endemic pemphigus foliaceus (Fogo Selvagem) phenotype: a paradigm of human autoimmunity.
Endemic pemphigus foliaceus (EPF), or fogo selvagem, is a chronic autoimmune disease (1)fc characterized by the formation of intraepidermal blisters, which are attributed to the presence of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) and IgG1 autoantibodies against desmoglein 1 (2) that reduce the adhesion between keratinocytes.
High levels of interleukin-1 in patients with endemic pemphigus foliaceus. Clin Diagn Lab Immunol.