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What does the "erythematosus" in sle mean?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Redness

Redness of the skin, usually in the form of a facial rash.

In brief: Redness

Redness of the skin, usually in the form of a facial rash.
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Redness

Erythematosus simply means redness.
This is from the inflammation which is part of lupus an can show up as a rash on the skin especially in certain parts of the body like the face in a butterfly like pattern.

In brief: Redness

Erythematosus simply means redness.
This is from the inflammation which is part of lupus an can show up as a rash on the skin especially in certain parts of the body like the face in a butterfly like pattern.
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Red wolf

Lupus means wolf.
Erythema refers to redness, meaning the redness of the skin rash. W.P. Kinsella, a canadian author, wrote a fiction book, "red wolf, red wolf.".

In brief: Red wolf

Lupus means wolf.
Erythema refers to redness, meaning the redness of the skin rash. W.P. Kinsella, a canadian author, wrote a fiction book, "red wolf, red wolf.".
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