What are lupus erythematosus?

  • (noun): A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints).
    Synonyms: LE

Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart, and lungs.

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Some articles on lupus erythematosus:

Lupus Erythematosus - Symptoms - Photosensitivity
... Photosensitivity is a known symptom of lupus, but its relationship to and influence on other aspects of the disease remain to be defined ...
Procainamide - Side Effects
... include rash, myalgia, hypersensitivity reactions (fever, agranulocytosis), drug-induced lupus erythematosus (particularly in slow-acetylators), and ... cellular components, accounting for the systemic lupus erythematosus-like adverse reactions ... The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus reaction may present months or years after the initiation of the drug ...
ICD-10 Chapter XII: Diseases Of The Skin And Subcutaneous Tissue - L00–L99 – Diseases of The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue - (L80–L99) Other Disorders of The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
... disorder of skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified (L93) Lupus erythematosus (L93.0) Discoid lupus erythematosus (L93.1) Subacute cutaneous lupus ...
Solar Urticaria - Diagnosis - Differential Diagnosis
... Lupus erythematosus has been mistaken for SU however, lesions from lupus erythematosus will take a longer amount of time to go away ... SU have a reaction immediately while patients with lupus erythematosus will have a delayed reaction ...
Lupus Erythematosus Panniculitis
... Lupus erythematosus panniculitis (also known as "Lupus erythematosus profundus," "Lupus panniculitis," "Lupus profundus", and "Subcutaneous lupus erythematosus") presents with ...

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