|lupus erythematosus (ˌɛrɪˌθiːməˈtəʊsəs)|
|LE either of two inflammatory diseases of the connective tissue. Discoid lupus erythematosus is characterized by a scaly rash over the cheeks and bridge of the nose; disseminated or systemic lupus erythematosus affects the joints, lungs, kidneys, or skin|
lupus erythematosus lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus (ěr'ə-thē'mə-tō'səs, -thěm'ə-)
Abbr. LE A chronic disease of unknown origin characterized by red, scaly lesions or patches on the face and upper portion of the trunk.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.