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A constellation of stars in the Southern Hemisphere near Centaurus and Scorpius.

[Latin, from lupus, wolf; see lupus.]


2. Any of several other forms of lupus erythematosus.

[Medieval Latin, ulcerative skin disease, from Latin, wolf (the scarring caused by such diseases being likened to the marks left by wolf bites); see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots.]


(Pathology) any of various ulcerative skin diseases
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Latin: wolf; said to be so called because it rapidly eats away the affected part]
Usage: In current usage the word lupus alone is generally understood to signify lupus vulgaris, lupus erythematosus being normally referred to in full or by the abbreviation LE


n, Latin genitive Lupi (ˈluːpaɪ)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere lying between Centaurus and Ara

system′ic lu′pus er•y•the•ma•to′sus

(ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-)

an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
lupus vulgaris - tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
discoid lupus erythematosus, DLE - 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)
disseminated lupus erythematosus, SLE, 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
2.Lupus - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Centaurus


[ˈluːpəs] nlupus m


n. lupus, enfermedad crónica de la piel de origen desconocido que causa lesiones degenerativas locales;
anticoagulant ______ anticoagulante;
___ vulgaris___ vulgar;
marginal ______ marginado.


n lupus m; discoid — lupus discoide; systemic — erythematosus (SLE) lupus eritematoso sistémico (LES)
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Drug-induced lupus is a form of lupus caused by medication.
Twenty-eight children with drug-induced lupus, discoid lupus, other connective tissue diseases and those older than 18 years of age were excluded.
Drug-induced lupus has been reported in malarial prophylaxis.
That's because patients with drug-induced lupus don't make antibodies to nonhistone nuclear antigens.
This edition contains an article on a suspected association between the long-term use of the antibiotic minocycline for the treatment of acne in adolescents and two serious autoimmune disorders: drug-induced lupus erythematosus (a type of lupus), and autoimmune hepatitis (liver inflammation).
She was started on oral prednisone for drug-induced lupus, likely secondary to INH therapy.
Drug-induced lupus is caused by certain medications, the most common being: procainamide (Pronesyl), used for heart rhythm abnormalities; hydralazine (Hydra-Zide), used for high blood pressure; and isoniazid (Nydrazid), used for tuberculosis.
Sex ratios are nearly equal in drug-induced lupus and nephritis and central nervous system features are absent, although lupus nephritis has been known to occur with hydralazine.
1] Drug-induced lupus (2) + Sm RNP (51) + RNP 70 (19) + Sm (6) 7 Scl-70 Negative Reactive arthritis 8 Negative SSA (11.
It is like drug-induced lupus or 'old-people' lupus, with bone aches, but no CNS or renal symptoms.
And drug-induced lupus may develop after taking certain prescription drugs, although symptoms usually disappear when the drug is stopped.

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