Non-pathogenic anti-desmoglein 3 IgG autoantibodies in fogo selvagem

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The endemic form of pemphigus foliaceus, fogo selvagem, is caused by IgG autoantibodies directed against desmoglein 1 (Dsg1). Hilario-Vargas and his colleagues describe a high prevalence of IgG autoantibodies against Dsg3, the target antigen of pemphigus vulgaris, in a Brazilian population where fogo selvagem is endemic, although those patients do not develop any apparent clinical phenotype of pemphigus vulgaris.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1931-1932
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Dermatology
  • Cell Biology


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