from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An inflammatory, multisystemic, autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, characterized by fever, skin lesions, joint pain or arthritis, and anemia, and often affecting the kidneys, spleen, and various other organs.
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- proper n. A systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease), where the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue that causes inflammation and tissue damage.
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- n. an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
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