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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Renal Biopsy: A much needed tool in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE).
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Bermester, "Biomarkers as tools for improved diagnostic and therapeutic monitoring in systemic lupus erythematosis," Arthritis Research and Therapy, vol.
Activation and engagement of regulatory T cells is important in autoimmune diseases, including Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), Chrohn's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and allergy.
Common causes for congenital complete heart block in infants being, as an isolated anomaly, with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries, maternal diseases like systemic lupus erythematosis, Sjogren's syndrome or there connective tissue disorders.
Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue in adults with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, or systemic lupus erythematosis: a systematic review.
* Autoimmune disorders (such systemic lupus erythematosis)
(6) With bilateral disease, considerations include sialosis, sarcoid, systemic lupus erythematosis, and BLEL associated with either HIV or Sjogren's syndrome.
Endogenous digoxin has been related to the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosis and rheumatoid arthritis [2].

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