- 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; < New Latin: common lupus
Also called lupus.
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- tuberculosis of the skin, esp of the face, with the formation of raised translucent nodulesSometimes shortened to: lupus
- Cutaneous tuberculosis with characteristic reddish-brown ulcerating nodular lesions on the face, particularly about the nose and ears.