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Related to lupus vulgaris: scrofuloderma, lupus pernio, lichen scrofulosorum, Tuberculosis verrucosa cutis
(Pathology) tuberculosis of the skin, esp of the face, with the formation of raised translucent nodules. Sometimes shortened to: lupus
lu′pus vul•ga′ris(vʌlˈgɛər əs)
a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.
[1855–60; < New Latin: common lupus]
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|Noun||1.||lupus vulgaris - tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars|
T.B., tuberculosis, TB - infection transmitted by inhalation or ingestion of tubercle bacilli and manifested in fever and small lesions (usually in the lungs but in various other parts of the body in acute stages)
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease