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In Brazil pemphigus foliaceus, or fogo selvagem, is a serious problem. The disease is widespread in certain sections of the country where is is endemic. The gravity of the condition may be judged by its high mortality. Fortunately, the Brazilian government and the members of the medical profession are well aware of the seriousness of the situation. As a result two hospitals have been allocated to patients with this disease. One is located at São Paulo and the other at Mato Grosso. Brazilian authors have also undertaken methodical studies covering different aspects of the subject and have already published many valuable articles and monographs. Dr. José Aranha Campos is well known for his interest in this disease and his important contributions to the literature. This monograph summarizes the observations in 604 cases personally studied by the author.
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Pênfigo foliáceo (fogo selvagem): Aspectos clinicos e epidemiologicos. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(1):141. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510010145026
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