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systemic lupus erythematosus

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noun systemic lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus \-ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of systemic lupus erythematosus

  1. :  an inflammatory connective tissue disease that is often held to be an autoimmune disease and that occurs chiefly in women, is characterized especially by fever, skin rash, and arthritis, often by acute hemolytic anemia, by small hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes, by inflammation of the pericardium, and in serious cases by involvement of the kidneys and central nervous system



1951

First Known Use of systemic lupus erythematosus

1951


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systemic lupus erythematosus

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noun systemic lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus \-ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of systemic lupus erythematosus

  1. :  an inflammatory connective tissue disease of unknown cause that occurs chiefly in women and that is characterized especially by fever, skin rash, and arthritis, often by acute hemolytic anemia, by small hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes, by inflammation of the pericardium, and in serious cases by involvement of the kidneys and central nervous system—called also systemic lupus




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