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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 48, n° 4
pages 626-628 (avril 2003)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2003.139
Persistent scarring, atrophy, and dyspigmentation in a preteen girl with neonatal lupus erythematosus

Whitney A. High, MD, Melissa I. Costner, MD
Department of Dermatology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dallas, Texas 


Neonatal lupus erythematosus is an uncommon autoimmune disease with distinctive cutaneous findings. Descriptions of chronic cutaneous sequelae are rare. We describe a 12-year-old girl with persistent dyspigmentation, scarring, and atrophy as a result of neonatal lupus occurring during infancy. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2003;48:626-8.)

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