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Congenital scars: a rare presentation of neonatal lupus
  1. Ananta Khurana1,
  2. Arti Maria2,
  3. Kabir Sardana1,
  4. Amlin Shukla2,
  5. Aastha Gupta1
  1. 1 Department of Dermatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
  2. 2 Department of Neonatology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Arti Maria; artimaria{at}gmail.com

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A 6-hour-old baby weighing 2.68 kg, born to an apparently healthy first gravida, presented with erythematous and hyperpigmented, linear to irregular, depressed scars all over the body most prominently on the face, trunk and upper limbs, noticed right at birth (figure 1). There was also a subtle erythema and scaling on the face, mainly in the periorbital region. Neurological, cardiac and abdominal examinations were normal. …

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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