Lupus Erythematosus Definition

ĕrə-thēmə-tōsəs, -thĕmə-
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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Origin of Lupus Erythematosus

  • New Latin lupus erythēmatōsus lupus erythēmatōsus erythematous

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

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