Definitions of lupus
  1. noun
    any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
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    lupus vulgaris
    tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
    DLE, discoid lupus erythematosus
    a chronic skin disease occurring primarily in women between the ages of 20 and 40; characterized by an eruption of red lesions over the cheeks and bridge of the nose
    LE, lupus erythematosus
    a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    SLE, disseminated lupus erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus
    an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
    type of:
    disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder
    a disease affecting the skin
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