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Congenital lupus erythematosus: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15916574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital presentation of neonatal lupus erythematous is very rare. We describe an infant who had congenital neonatal lupus erythematosus with atrophic lesions on the face and scarring lesions on the trunk. All radiologic, virologic, and hematologic assays were normal. Skin biopsy specimen and immunofluorescence findings led us to suspect neonatal lupus, a diagnosis confirmed by positivity for anti-Sjörgen syndrome and antinuclear antibodies both in the child and her mother. In this infant, skin manifestations represented the stable and irreversible outcome of an inflammatory stage that occurred during pregnancy.
Andrea Diociaiuti; Cristina Paone; Loredana Giraldi; Mauro Paradisi; Maya El Hachem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-26     Completed Date:  2005-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  240-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit of Dermatology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Infant, Newborn
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / congenital*,  diagnosis

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