Lupus vulgaris
Lupus Lu"pus, n. [L., a wolf. See {Wolf}.] 1. (Med.) originally, a cutaneous disease with the appearance of the skin having been gnawed, and occurring under two distinct forms. Now used as a generic term for over ten distinguishable diseases having visible cutaneous symptoms. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: {Lupus erythematosus} is characterized by an eruption of red patches, which become incrusted, leaving superficial scars. {Lupus vulgaris} is marked by the development of nodules which often ulcerate deeply and produce great deformity. Prior to 1900 the latter was often confounded with cancer, and some varieties of cancer were included under Lupus. {Systemic lupus erythematosus} is an inflammatory connective tissue disease occurring mostly in women, characterized by skin rash, fever, and arthritic symptoms, and often accompanied by hemolytic anemia, inflammation of the pericardium, glomerular lesions, and hyperglobulinemia; the condition shows positive in the LE cell test. --[Stedman]br/ [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Astron.) The Wolf, a constellation situated south of Scorpio. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lupus vulgaris — lupus vul·gar·is .vəl gar əs, ger n a tuberculous disease of the skin marked by formation of soft brownish nodules with ulceration and scarring * * * tuberculous infection of the skin, usually due to direct inoculation of the tuberculosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • lupus vulgaris — [vul gar′is, vulger′is] n. [ModL, lit., common lupus: see VULGAR] tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by the appearance of reddish brown nodules that tend to ulcerate and form scars …   English World dictionary

  • Lupus vulgaris — (LV) is the most common form of cutaneous tuberculosis. It commonly presents on the head and neck regions. The diagnosis may be difficult when LV occurs at unexpected regions or in unusual clinical forms. Sometimes special stains for the organism …   Wikipedia

  • Lupus vulgaris — Infección de la piel producida por el bacilo de la tuberculosis, que se manifiesta con lesiones nodulares de color pardo rojizo, sobre todo en la cara. Un tratamiento por luz fue inventado por el científico Niels Ryberg Finsen, por el cual ganó… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Lupus vulgaris — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Lupus. Lupus vulgaris Classification et ressources externes CIM 10 A18.4 (ILDS A18.420) CIM 9 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • lupus vulgaris — tuberculous infection of the skin, usually due to direct inoculation of the tuberculosis bacillus into the skin. It is no longer common. This type of lupus often starts in childhood, with dark red patches on the nose or cheek. Unless treated… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Lupus vulgaris — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 A15 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, bakteriologisch oder histologisch gesichert A16 Tuberkulose der Atmungsorgane, weder bakteriologisch noch histologisch gesichert …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lupus vulgaris — /vul gair euhs/, Pathol. a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars. Also called lupus. [1855 60; < NL: common lupus] * * * …   Universalium

  • lupus vulgaris — lu′pus vul•ga′ris [[t]vʌlˈgɛər əs[/t]] n. pat a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars • Etymology: 1855–60; < NL: common lupus …   From formal English to slang

  • lupus vulgaris — noun tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars • Hypernyms: ↑lupus, ↑tuberculosis, ↑TB, ↑T.B …   Useful english dictionary

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