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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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Neonatal lupus syndrome and congenital heart block is the most feared complications which may occur in 2% of these patients.
Among infants with complete heart block due to neonatal lupus, anti-Ro/SSA and/or anti-La/SSB antibodies bind to fetal cardiac tissue, leading to autoimmune injury of the AV node and its surrounding tissues (4).
Anti-Ro/SSA ve anti-La/SSB antikorlarinin fetusa gecisi ile konjenital kalp bloklari ve neonatal lupus eritematozus gorulebilir (3, 4).
One case of neonatal lupus occurred: a congenital heart block in the non-HCQ group.
Our findings are comparable to other studies which have demonstrated that the main neonatal morbidities in patients with SLE include increased rate of fetal loss, preterm births, IUGR, and neonatal lupus syndrome.
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.[4],[5],[6],[7],[13] The heart appeared to be particularly susceptible to damage in NLS.
Emma, who was born a year later, did not have neonatal lupus when she was born.
Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease resulting from the trans-placental passage of maternal anti-SSA/Ro, anti-SSB/La, and less frequently anti-RNP antibodies to the foetus.
Shoenfeld, "Heart involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome and neonatal lupus," Rheumatology, vol.
Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an acquired disease of the newborn caused by transplacental transfer of maternal anti-Ro/SSA, anti-La/SSB, and anti-U1 RNP antibodies, usually between 12-16 weeks of gestation.
Hepatic involvement including hyperbilirubinemia and increased liver transaminases can be the only presentation or one of the main symptoms in neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) but the mechanism of NLE is different with SLE [21].

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