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