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 Erythematosus: Association With Previous Neonatal Lupus Erythematosus. Arch Dermatol. 1979;115(3):340. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.1979.04010030048019
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