Definitions for lupus vulgarisvʌlˈgɛər əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lu′pus vul•ga′risvʌlˈgɛər əs(n.)
a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.
Origin of lupus vulgaris:
1855–60; < NL: common lupus
tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars
Lupus vulgaris are painful cutaneous tuberculosis skin lesions with nodular appearance, most often on the face around nose, eyelids, lips, cheeks, ears and neck. It is most common M. tuberculosis skin infection. The lesions may ultimately develop into disfiguring skin ulcers if left untreated.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A form of cutaneous tuberculosis. It is seen predominantly in women and typically involves the NASAL MUCOSA; BUCCAL MUCOSA; and conjunctival mucosa.
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