Lupus-erythematosus meaning

ĕrə-thēmə-tōsəs, -thĕmə-
A chronic disease of unknown origin characterized by red, scaly lesions or patches on the face and upper portion of the trunk.
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A usually chronic inflammatory disease in which immunological reactions cause abnormalities of blood vessels and connective tissue: the systemic form commonly involves the joints, kidneys, nervous system, and skin, while the discoid form produces a chronic skin disease characterized by red scaly patches that tend to produce scars.
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Any of several other autoimmune disorders typically characterized by reddish, scaly lesions on the skin, especially:
  • A chronic cutaneous form characterized by patchy lesions that form especially on the head and neck, with accompanying scarring and pigmentation changes; discoid lupus erythematosus.
  • A form caused by exposure to a drug and resolving with discontinuance of the drug, characterized by signs and symptoms similar to those of systemic lupus erythematosus; drug-induced lupus erythematosus.
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Origin of lupus-erythematosus

  • New Latin lupus erythēmatōsus lupus erythēmatōsus erythematous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition