Newborn with a periocular rash.

A. Z. Makhdoom, M. Franco-Fuenmayor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is caused by the transplacental transfer of maternal anti-Ro/La autoantibodies. NLE can result in multiple manifestations, most typically cardiac or cutaneous in nature. Cutaneous NLE will resolve spontaneously in the first year of life, whereas cardiac NLE has a high mortality rate (20%) and a significant proportion of patients affected will need a pacemaker (60%). Here was reported the case of a newborn with NLE, born to a mother affected by systemic lupus erythematosus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-187
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Lupus erythematosus
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


Dive into the research topics of 'Newborn with a periocular rash.'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this