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Can sle get transmitted by parents to child?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not transmissible

Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
Sle is not contagious, so it does not get spread around the family. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction).

In brief: Not transmissible

Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body.
Sle is not contagious, so it does not get spread around the family. It is believed to be partly genetic or familial (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Neonatal Lupus

An infant born to a mother with sle can pass antibodies to the unborn infant and cause rash, liver inflammation and heart block.
These are reversible except for heart problem which is pretty rare. The child will not have ongoing immune problems, but is at some increased risk to develop a future autoimmune disease.

In brief: Neonatal Lupus

An infant born to a mother with sle can pass antibodies to the unborn infant and cause rash, liver inflammation and heart block.
These are reversible except for heart problem which is pretty rare. The child will not have ongoing immune problems, but is at some increased risk to develop a future autoimmune disease.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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