[er-uh-thee-muh-toh-suh s, -them-uh-] /ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-/
any of several autoimmune diseases, especially systemic lupus erythematosus, characterized by red, scaly skin patches.
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 LE
lupus erythematosus lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus (ěr’ə-thē’mə-tō’səs, -thěm’ə-)
- Lupus erythematosus cell
lupus erythematosus cell n. Abbr. LE cell A polymorphonuclear white blood cell that has ingested another cell’s nuclear material after that cell has been denatured by a substance present in the blood and bodily fluids of individuals who have systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Lupus erythematosus cell test
lupus erythematosus cell test n. A test for systemic lupus erythematosus in which characteristic lupus erythematosus cells are formed by incubation of blood or bone marrow of an affected individual or by the action of an affected individual’s serum on normal white blood cells. Also called LE cell test.
- Lupus erythematosus profundus
lupus erythematosus profundus lupus erythematosus pro·fun·dus (prō-fŭn’dəs) n. A chronic cutaneous form of lupus erythematosus giving rise to deep-seated, firm, rubbery nodules that sometimes become ulcerated, usually on the face.
- Lupus hypertrophicus
lupus hypertrophicus lupus hy·per·troph·i·cus (hī’pər-trŏf’ĭ-kəs) n. A form of lupus vulgaris in which the tubercles are grouped into prominent hypertrophic nodules with deep-seated scarring, usually on the chin. Also called lupus tumidus.