Maternal systemic lupus erythematosus and hydranencephaly in a neonate: A case report
Author: McAdams, Ryan
Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Volume 18, Number 4, October 2005 , pp. 279-281(3)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:Hydranencephaly is characterized by absent cerebral hemispheres replaced by fluid-filled sacs in a normal skull. Herein we report the case of a premature neonate with hydranencephaly born to a mother with systemic lupus erythematosus. Although numerous etiologies have been proposed, an association between maternal systemic lupus erythematosus and neonatal hydranencephaly has not previously been reported.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Publication date: 2005-10-01