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An IVF baby with neonatal lupus erythematosus


Manouri P Senanayake ,

Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Prasad Kumarasinghe

Dermatology Unit, Colombo North General Hospital, Ragama, Sri Lanka, LK
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We report an infant with neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) born following in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to a mother who was unaware of an autoimmune illness in herself. NLE is rare in the general population but the literature shows at least seven other IVF babies with this condition. Hormonal manipulation for ovulation induction causing a flare-up of lupus activity is a possible explanation.  


Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 4, December 2008 133-134  

How to Cite: Senanayake, M.P. and Kumarasinghe, P., 2009. An IVF baby with neonatal lupus erythematosus. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(4), pp.133–133. DOI:
Published on 26 Jan 2009.
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