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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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Various drugs can trigger the appearance of symptoms and laboratory findings similar to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), with this clinical picture being known as drug-induced lupus erythematosus (DILE).
Although there are three types of lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, discoid lupus and drug-induced lupus), SLE is the most serious form and that's what most people are referring to when they say lupus.
It is also called as drug-induced lupus erythematosus due to common observation against drugs such as isoniazid, hydralazine and procainamide.
These systemic autoimmune processes associated with a tumor necrosis factor inhibitor include drug-induced lupus syndromes, vasculitis, sarcoidosis, antiphospholipid syndrome, dermatomyositis, and lung, eye, and hepatic involvement; demyelinating diseases have also been reported to be associated with tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (5).
Rich, "Drug-induced lupus: the list of culprits grow," Postgraduate Medicine, vol.
Girolomoni, "Drug-induced lupus erythematosus with emphasis on skin manifestations and the role of anti-TNFa agents," Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, vol.
Since then, multiple forms of DIA have been described, including autoimmune hemolytic anemia, vasculitis, and autoimmune vasculitis, but drug-induced lupus (DIL) remains the most common form of DIA [1].
Rich, "Drug-induced lupus: the list of culprits grows" Postgraduate Medicine, vol.
The rational for studying the effect of ACE inhibitors on humoral response relies on the fact that enalapril and captopril are included in the list of medicines implicated in drug-induced lupus (11).
Drug-induced lupus (DIL) may develop during treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antagonists, which have been used to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, and rheumatic diseases for more than 10 years.
- Drug-induced lupus is a form of lupus caused by medication.

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