A unique form of endemic pemphigus in northern Colombia.

  title={A unique form of endemic pemphigus in northern Colombia.},
  author={A M Abreu-Velez and Takashi Hashimoto and Wendy B. Bollag and Sergio Tob{\'o}n Arroyave and Clara Eugenia Abr{\`e}u-Velez and Martha Luz Londo{\~n}o and Fernando Montoya and Ernst H. Beutner},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={49 4},
BACKGROUND Endemic forms of pemphigus are a unique group of autoimmune diseases that represent opportunities to study interactions of the environment and genetics with the immune system. The restriction to relatively well-defined regions of South and Central America and perhaps Africa characterizes these diseases. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to confirm the endemic nature of a new type of autoimmune disease occurring in a mining town in northeastern Colombia in the El Bagre area, to… CONTINUE READING

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