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Medical Term:

lupus erythematosus, neonatal

 

Definition: lupus erythematosus present at birth as a result of placentally transmitted antibodies from a mother with systemic lupus erythematosus; characterized by transient hematopoietic and cutaneous lesions and permanent cardiac abnormalities.

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