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J Med Genet. 1998 August; 35(8): 695–697.
PMCID: PMC1051402

Neonatal lupus syndrome: a case with chondrodysplasia punctata and other unusual manifestations.


We report a case of a newborn infant whose mother had systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed before pregnancy. The child had clinical manifestations of neonatal lupus as well as chondrodysplasia punctata and other findings that resemble the congenital anomalies associated with the use of oral anticoagulants, with no history of exposure. We speculate that the combined action of the different maternal autoantibodies may produce the whole spectrum of manifestations.

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