lupus erythematosus

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lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus

 (ĕr′ə-thē′mə-tō′səs, -thĕm′ə-)
2. Any of several other autoimmune disorders typically characterized by reddish, scaly lesions on the skin, especially:
a. 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.
b. 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.

[New Latin lupus erythēmatōsus : lupus + erythēmatōsus, erythematous.]

lupus erythematosus

(Pathology) either of two inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue. Discoid lupus erythematosus is characterized by a scaly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose; disseminated or systemic lupus erythematosus affects the joints, lungs, kidneys, or skin. Abbreviation: LE

lu′pus er•y•the•ma•to′sus

(ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-)
any of several autoimmune diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.
[1855–60; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lupus erythematosus - a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease

lu·pus er·y·the·ma·to·sus

n. lupus eritematoso sistémico, condición caracterizada por episodios febriles que afecta las vísceras y el sistema nervioso;
n. lupus eritematoso discoide, condición caracterizada por placas escamosas de bordes enrojecidos que causa irritación de la piel.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease with genetic heterogeneity.
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This descriptive study was conducted from January 2014 to June 2015 (18 months) including all clinically diagnosed patients with acute, subacute and chronic cutaneous LE or patients satisfying 1982 Revised Criteria for Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and its update in 1997 by American College of Rheumatology (ACR) [1,2] among patients attending outpatient and inpatient departments of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, at a tertiary care hospital in Alappuzha, India.
Management considerations for childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus patients and implications to therapy.
Bullous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus as an Initial Manifestation of SLE.
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Posteriormente se le realizo una historia clinica integral, basada en anamnesis y examen fisico, con enfasis en la busqueda de manifestaciones clinicas de actividad lupica, la cual fue determinada con la aplicacion en cada una de las pacientes del SLEDaI (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index 1992) (13), el cual es un indice clinimetrico que permite diagnosticar y clasificar las crisis lupicas, segun la presencia de signos y sintomas especificos.
Additionally, the report provides an overview of key players involved in therapeutic development for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and features dormant and discontinued projects.
Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus in Sultanate of Oman: demographics and clinical analysis.

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