lupus vulgaris


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

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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 lupus vulgaris spreads, ulcerates, and causes extensive scarring. Treatment is with antituberculous drugs.

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the most common, severe, and variable form of cutaneous tuberculosis, usually of the face and nearby mucous membranes. Usual characteristics include a reddish brown plaque on the skin surrounded by papules and nodules. In time, involved sites may develop extensive atrophy and progressive destruction of cartilage, resulting in disfiguring scars, keloids, lymphedema, and functional impairment from contractures.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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