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An IVF baby with neonatal lupus erythematosus

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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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Abstract

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.  

doi:10.4038/cmj.v53i4.282  

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i4.282
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: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i4.282
Published on 26 Jan 2009.
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