An active focus of high prevalence of fogo selvagem on an Amerindian reservation in Brazil. Cooperative Group on Fogo Selvagem Research.

@article{HansFilho1996AnAF,
  title={An active focus of high prevalence of fogo selvagem on an Amerindian reservation in Brazil. Cooperative Group on Fogo Selvagem Research.},
  author={Gunter Hans-Filho and Vandir dos Santos and Jun'ichi Katayama and Val{\'e}ria Aoki and Evandro Ararigb{\'o}ia Rivitti and Sebasti{\~a}o A P Sampaio and Hor{\'a}cio Friedman and Jos{\'e} Rodrigo de Moraes and Maria Elizabete A Moraes and Donald P Eaton and Aida L L{\'o}pez and Raymond G. Hoffman and Janet A. Fairley and George J. Giudice and Luis A Diaz},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  year={1996},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={68-75}
}
Fogo Selvagem (FS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by subcorneal vesicles and antidesmoglein-1 autoantibodies. Previous epidemiologic data have linked the onset of FS to exposure to an environmental antigen(s). This investigation describes a unique human settlement with an extraordinarily high prevalence of FS. This community is made up of Amerindians belonging to the Terena tribe, which has settled on the Limao Verde reservation in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. Twenty-six… CONTINUE READING

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