A patient previously reported to have discoid lupus erythematosus as a neonate eventually developed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at age 19 years. This case illustrates that although neonatal lupus erythematosus is usually self-limited, SLE may develop in selected patients in future years.
(Arch Dermatol 115:340, 1979)
Fox RJ, McCuistion CH, Schoch EP. Systemic Lupus ErythematosusAssociation With Previous Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):340. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030048019