systemic lupus erythematosus

noun Pathology.

an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, occurring mainly among middle-aged women, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease. Abbreviation: SLE



Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean? Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for systemic lupus erythematosus

systemic lupus erythematosus
[ ĕr′ə-thē′mə-tōsəs, -thĕm′ə- ]


A chronic multisystemic inflammatory disease with variable features, frequently including fever, weakness and fatigability, joint pains or arthritis, skin lesions on the face, neck, or upper extremities, and often affecting the kidneys, spleen, and various other organs.disseminated lupus erythematosus
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for systemic lupus erythematosus

systemic lupus erythematosus
[ ĕr′ə-thē′mə-tōsĭs ]

An inflammatory autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, characterized by fever, skin rash, joint pain or arthritis, and anemia. It occurs most commonly in women and often affects the kidneys and nervous system, as well as other organs.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.