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Medical Term:

fogo selvagem

Pronunciation: fo'go sel'va-jem

Definition: A form of pemphigus foliaceus, occurring in southern Brazil, in which the lesions are bullous, appear localized to the face and upper trunk, become widespread, variegated, erythrodermic, and exfoliative, and are immunologically indistinguishable from pemphigus foliaceus or vulgaris.

Synonym(s): Brazilian pemphigus, wildfire

[Pg. wild fire]

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