Definitions for lupus vulgarisvʌlˈgɛər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lu′pus vul•ga′risvʌlˈgɛər əs(n.)

  1. a rare form of tuberculosis of the skin, characterized by brownish tubercles that often heal slowly and leave scars.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of lupus vulgaris:

1855–60; < NL: common lupus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lupus vulgaris(noun)

    tuberculosis of the skin; appears first on the face and heals slowly leaving deep scars

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  1. Lupus vulgaris

    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

  1. Lupus Vulgaris

    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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