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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14767058.2010.545906
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1022-1026

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.