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Congenital onset of neonatal lupus erythematosus
  1. Andrea Sechi1,
  2. Annalisa Patrizi1,
  3. Jessica Cangemi2,
  4. Silvia Galletti2,
  5. Iria Neri1
  1. 1Division of Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  2. 2Neonatology Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Hospital of Bologna Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Polyclinic, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Sechi, Division of Dermatology, Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna 40138, Italy; andrea.sechi{at}hotmail.com

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A term newborn from an asymptomatic mother was referred for a congenital periocular rash. Two annular and symmetrical red-brownish patches with overlying fine scales and raised margins arranged in an arcuate pattern were detected bilaterally around the orbital cavity. The lesions were rough at palpation and there was an associated mild oedema of the upper eyelids, while the lower eyelid and medial cantus were relatively spared (figure 1). The Apgar score …

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  • Contributors AS; study concept and design: SG; acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data: IN and AP; drafting of the manuscript: JC.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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

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