Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus

Joanna M. Burch, Lela A. Lee and William L. Weston


Dermatology Nursing. 2002;14(3) 

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Neonatal lupus erythematosus is associated with cutaneous lesions, CHB, hepatic disease, and thrombocytopenia. IgG antibodies to Ro and/or La cross the placenta and participate in the development of the clinical manifestations. Mothers of babies with NLE are likely to develop collagen vascular diseases with time. Infants with NLE are at risk to develop other autoimmune diseases during childhood or adolescence.


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