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Can babies develop neonatal lupus, if mom doesn't have lupus?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not !
Infantile. Sle is extrely rare in infants .
Starts more commonly in pubertal females.Anas are commonly transferred but this not last . There significant autoimmune problems, but sle is not one.

In brief: Probably not !
Infantile. Sle is extrely rare in infants .
Starts more commonly in pubertal females.Anas are commonly transferred but this not last . There significant autoimmune problems, but sle is not one.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It depends
Some mothers can have babies with neonatal lupus but the mohters were never aware that they had lupus because they did not have clinical lupus.
What they had were the antibodies of people with lupus and even without clincial symtoms of lupus they still had lupus - like an iceberg the symptoms in this case the antibodies that cause neonatal lupus were below the water.

In brief: It depends
Some mothers can have babies with neonatal lupus but the mohters were never aware that they had lupus because they did not have clinical lupus.
What they had were the antibodies of people with lupus and even without clincial symtoms of lupus they still had lupus - like an iceberg the symptoms in this case the antibodies that cause neonatal lupus were below the water.
Dr. John Goldman
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