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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 is a rare disease that's found in newborn babies of mostly women suffering from SLE, SjEaA[micro]gren's syndrome.
The infant had no skin rash and no thrombocytopenia that would be suggestive of neonatal lupus.
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In addition to maternal considerations, another concern is that the placenta and fetus may become targets of specific attack by maternal autoantibodies, resulting in a generalized failure of the pregnancy or specific syndromes of passively acquired autoimmunity, such as neonatal lupus.
The most common symptom of neonatal lupus is an uncomplicated rash that appears within the first several weeks of life, which may persist for about six months before disappearing.
An autoantibody to the protein SS-A/Ro, found in women with Sjogren's syndrome, can very rarely be associated with congenital heart block and neonatal lupus in newborn babies.
Intravenous immune globulin has been suggested as a possible therapy for preventing congenital heart block caused by neonatal lupus, and early data from a study of the treatment indicate that further study is warranted.
The presence of one or both of these IgG autoantibodies in the mother increases the risk of neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE), which can cause rash or changes in blood counts or liver function and, in severe cases, can affect the conduction system of the heart, Dr.
13) These antibodies are also associated with neonatal lupus syndrome and congenital heart block.
Neonatal lupus can affect some newborn babies of women with SLE or certain other immune system disorders.
Currently, the chip identifies antibodies associated with approximately 10 different collagenosis and vasculitis-related autoimmune diseases, including systemic and neonatal lupus and systemic sclerosis.

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