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Is lupus or autoimmune disease transmited from mother to baby?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Sort of: Lupus itself is not transmitted mother to child. However, there is a specific lupus antibody that can be passed during pregnancy that can affect the child's heart. There is a higher risk that your child could develop an autoimmune disease if a parent has one.
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