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Pemphigus Brasiliensis

definition

South American variant of pemphigus foliaceus, an immunobullous disease characterized by pruritic, burning, or painful dermatitis, most often in a seborrheic distribution, small flaccid intraepidermal bullae and erosions. Endemic in Brazil, it occurs in children and young adults, particularly women.

synonyms

Pemphigus Brasiliensis, Fogo Selvagem, Brazilian Pemphigus Foliaceus