lupus erythematosus

noun
lupus er·​y·​the·​ma·​to·​sus | \ -ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce lupus erythematosus (audio) \

Definition of lupus erythematosus

: a disorder characterized by skin inflammation especially : systemic lupus erythematosus

Examples of lupus erythematosus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to malaria, the drug can also be used to treat acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Hydroxychloroquine and coronavirus: From studies to side effects, everything to know about the drug Trump says he's taking," 19 May 2020 Next, there's cutaneous lupus erythematosus, which is limited to the skin and causes various lesions and rashes. Azmia Magane, Allure, "What Is Lupus? 11 Things to Know About the Misunderstood Autoimmune Disease," 7 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of lupus erythematosus

1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lupus erythematosus

New Latin, literally, erythematous lupus

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The first known use of lupus erythematosus was in 1860

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“Lupus erythematosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lupus%20erythematosus. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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lupus erythematosus

noun
lupus er·​y·​the·​ma·​to·​sus | \ -ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce lupus erythematosus (audio) \

Medical Definition of lupus erythematosus

: a disorder characterized by skin inflammation especially : systemic lupus erythematosus

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