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Amêndola's syndrome

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Pemphigus endemic in Brazil.

Description

The Brazilian variant of Pemphigus foliaceus. A disturbance marked by fever, chills, and localised pain that is enhanced by movements. The aetiology is uncertain, but Simolium pruinosum is a suspected vector. It is endemic in Brazil, particularly in Sao Paulo, and affects all groups and ages.

We thank Volker Paech, Bochum, Germany; and Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.

Bibliography

  • C. Paes-Leme:
    Contribuicao ao estudo do Tokelau.
    Doctoral thesis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Facultade de Medicina, 1903.
  • J. P. Viera:
    Novas contribuições ao estudo do pênfigo foliáceo (fogo selvagem) no Estado de São Paulo.
    Empresa Gráfica da Revista dos Tribunais. 1940.
  • J. P. Viera:
    Pênfigo foliáceo e síndrome de Senear-Uscher.
    Empresa Gráfica da Revista dos Tribunais, São Paulo, 1942. F. Amêndola:
    Cataracte no pemfigo foliáceo (nota previa).
    Revista paulista de medicina, Sao Paulo, 1945, 26: 286.
  • F. Amêndola:
    Manifestações oculares do pênfigo foliáceo : Ocular manifestations of pemphigus foliaceus.
    São Paulo : [Melhoramentos], 1947.
    Awarded the Prêmio Moura Brasil by the Academia Nacional de Medicina.
  • C. Sevadijan:
    Nosology of Brazilian pemphigus foliaceus.
    International Journal of Dermatology, Philadelphia, 1979, 18: 781-786.
  • J. F. Collins:
    Handbook of Clinical Ophthalmology.
    New York, Masson, 1982.

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