I tried to add blog links: Lupus Foundation of America = www.lupus.org & Lupus Foundation of Colorado = www.lupuscolorado.org. I don't think I was sucessful b/c I don't see if on the side. But I have posted it here...as helpful LINKS!!
Definition: Any of several diseases, esp. systemic lupus erythematosus, that principally affect the skin and joints.
systemic lupus erythematosus: A chronic disease of the connective issue, characterized by fever, skin eruptions, pain in the muscles and joints, and anemia and often affecting the kidneys and other organs.
The American Heritage College Dictionary, 3rd Edition.