Introduction: Neonatal lupus


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Neonatal lupus: Newborn lupus syndrome caught during pregnancy from women with lupus.

Neonatal lupus: Neonatal lupus is a rare form of lupus affecting newborn babies of women with SLE or certain other immune system disorders. At birth, the babies have a skin rash, liver abnormalities, or low blood counts, which entirely go away over several months. However, babies with neonatal lupus may have a serious heart defect. Physicians can now identify most at-risk mothers, allowing for prompt treatment of the infant at or before birth. Neonatal lupus is very rare, and most infants of mothers with SLE are entirely healthy. 1

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1. excerpt from Handout on Health Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: NIAMS

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