A member asked:

Is lupus or autoimmune disease transmited from mother to baby?

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Dr. Kristi Woods answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered 7/6/2018

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