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Encyclopedia > Lupus pernio
Lupus pernio
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 D86.3 (ILDS D86.340)
ICD-9 135

Lupus pernio is a chronic raised indurated (hardened) lesion of the skin, often purplish in color. It resembles frostbite as it is seen on ears, cheeks, lips, nose, hands, fingers, and forehead. Most often associated with sarcoidosis. Microscopically, it resembles Lupus vulgaris. Biopsy shows granulomatous infiltration. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a coding of diseases and signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or diseases, as classified by the World Health Organization (WHO). ... // C00-D48 - Neoplasms (C00-C14) Malignant neoplasms, lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00) Malignant neoplasm of lip (C01) Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue (C02) Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of tongue (C03) Malignant neoplasm of gum (C04) Malignant neoplasm of floor of mouth (C05) Malignant neoplasm of... The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) is a non-governmental organization affiliated with the World Health Organization. ... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (most commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) provides codes to classify diseases and a wide variety of signs, symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury or disease. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... In medicine, a chronic disease is a disease that is long-lasting or recurrent. ... Frostbite (congelatio in medical terminology) is the medical condition whereby damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. ... For an alternative meaning, see ear (botany). ... The word cheek can mean several things. ... The mouth, also known as the buccal cavity or the oral cavity, is the opening through which an animal or human takes in food. ... For the article about nose in humans, see human nose Human nose in profile Elephants have prehensile noses Dogs have very sensitive noses Anatomically, a nose is a protuberance in vertebrates that houses the nostrils, or nares, which admit and expel air for respiration in conjunction with the mouth. ... Alternate meanings: Hand (disambiguation) A human left hand The hand (med. ... Fingers of the human left hand A finger is a type of digit, an organ of manipulation and sensation found in the hands of humans and other primates. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... Lupus vulgaris are cutaneous tuberculosis skin lesions with nodular appearance, most often on the face around nose and ears. ...


See also

Lupus is Latin for wolf. It may refer in various languages, including English, to: several diseases: Lupus anticoagulant, an antibody causing a delay in coagulation Lupus erythematosus, the autoimmune disease (also known as systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) Drug-induced lupus erythematosus, a drug-induced form of SLE Lupus nephritis... A chilblain is an itchy purple red swelling, that occurs when the small blood vessels below the skin narrow excessively. ...

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Lupus pernio: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (0 words)
Lupus pernio: Definition and Much More from Answers.com
Lupus pernio is a chronic raised indurated (hardened) lesion of the skin, often purplish in color.
It resembles frostbite as it is seen on ears, cheeks, lips, nose, hands, fingers, and forehead.
Lupus (2342 words)
SLE was called lupus (Latin for "wolf"), perhaps due to a crude similarity between the facial rash that some lupus patients develop, and a wolf's face, although various explanations have been proposed.
Drug-induced lupus is a reversible condition that usually occurs in patients being treated for a long-term illness.
Stranger still, is the account that the term "Lupus" didn't come from latin at all, but from the term for a French style of mask which women reportedly wore to conceal the rash on their faces.
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