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Journal of the Korean Society of Neonatology 2011;18(2):391-394.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5385/jksn.2011.18.2.391    Published online November 25, 2011.
A Case of Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus and Retrospectively Diagnosed with Asymtomatic Maternal Lupus Erythematosus.
Ji Yeon Han, Jung Min Yoon, June Bum Kim, Jae Woo Lim, Young Hyuk Lee, Kyong Og Ko
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea. kokojh@hitel.net
Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is a rare disease characterized by typical clinical features and the transplacental passage of maternal autoantibodies, particularly anti-SSA/Ro. The major clinical manifestations are cutaneous lupus lesions, congenital heart block, hematological disorders, and hepatobiliary diseases. We report a case of NLE presenting with multiple round and oval target-like erythematous skin lesions and abnormal liver function, born to a clinically asymptomatic mother whose diagnosis was made retrospectively only after her newborn's diagnosis. Both the infant and the mother were positive for the anti-SSA/Ro and anti-SSB/La antibodies.
Key Words: Neonatal lupus erythematosus; Erythema multifome; Asymptomatic; Maternal lupus


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