Geoepidemiologic considerations of auto-immune pemphigus.

  title={Geoepidemiologic considerations of auto-immune pemphigus.},
  author={N Meyer and Laurent Misery},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={9 5},
Sporadic and endemic forms of pemphigus foliaceus exist. Incidences of the various forms of pemphigus vary from country to country: pemphigus vulgaris is most common in Europe and the USA, whereas pemphigus foliaceus is more prevalent in Northern Africa, Turkey and Southern America. Endemic pemphigus foliaceus (also known as fogo selvagem and Brazilian pemphigus foliaceus) is a variant of the disease that is frequently diagnosed in some areas of Brazil and other underdeveloped areas of the… CONTINUE READING


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