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Neonatal lupus erythematosus

Neonatal lupus erythematosus is the occurrence of SLE symptoms in an infant born from a mother with SLE, most commonly presenting with a rash resembling discoid lupus erythematosus, and sometimes with systemic abnormalities such as heart block or hepatosplenomegaly.[1]

The infants have no skin lesions at birth, but develop them during the first weeks of life.[2] Neonatal lupus is usually benign and self-limited.[1]

It is associated with mothers who carry the Ro/SSA antibodies.[2]

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