Review of literature for the striking clinic picture seen in two infants of mothers with systemic lupus erythematosus


Akin M. A., BAYKAN A., Sezer S., GÜNEŞ T.

JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, vol.24, no.8, pp.1022-1026, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Fertility and maintanence of pregnancy is impaired in patients with SLE, which is an autoimmune disease commonly seen in women of childbearing age, due to disease-causing autoantibodies. The auto-antibodies transplacentally passing to the fetus may destroy the specific fetal tissues according to their types. These harmful effects may also continue in postnatal life.