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March 1979

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Association With Previous Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

From the office of Drs McCuistion, Schoch, and Fox, Austin, Tex. Dr McCuistion is affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, Baylor University Postgraduate School of Medicine and Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Tex, and Dr Schoch is affiliated with the Department of Dermatology, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.

Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):340. doi:10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030048019

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)