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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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Pregnancy complicated by lupus can progress to miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth, premature rupture of membranes, eclampsia, intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and neonatal lupus, and the rate of embryo loss is high in early pregnancy.
According to the latest opinions, once fetal cardiac involvement is determined, it should be included in the management of neonatal lupus syndrome (NLS), which is the most common presentation of autoimmunity in newborns.
Emma, who was born a year later, did not have neonatal lupus when she was born.
We present the case of congenital neonatal lupus erythematosus in non-identical twins, showing variability in clinical manifestation of this disease,despite receiving the same level of antibodies from the mother.
Bunlarin disinda, SLE'li hastalardan dogan cocuklarda neonatal lupus sendromunun da ortaya cikabilecegi mutlaka akilda tutulmalidir.
Neonatal lupus is a rare disease that's found in newborn babies of mostly women suffering from SLE, SjEaA[micro]gren's syndrome.
Congenital complete heart block has been reported in neonatal lupus syndrome which is associated with SSA or SSB antibodies in mother.
1) 90% of CHB are the result of transplacental passage of maternal auto antibodies causing Neonatal Lupus Erythematous (NLE).
The infant had no skin rash and no thrombocytopenia that would be suggestive of neonatal lupus.
Cutaneous manifestations of neonatal lupus and risk of subsequent congenital heart block.
The most common symptom of neonatal lupus is an uncomplicated rash that appears within the first several weeks of life and may persist for about six months before disappearing.
Cutaneous neonatal lupus erythematosus--May appear as erythematons maculopapular lesions covering face and scalp.

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