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Neonatal Lupus: Update

In a previous post, I talked about how I did not learn until 31 weeks gestation that my heightened level of the Ro antibody, attributable to my autoimmune condition, carries with it a slight risk (1%-5%) that the fetus will develop neonatal lupus. Of the population of babies with neonatal lupus, an even smaller group

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Autoimmune Disease, Pregnancy and Neonatal Lupus: What Would You Do?

I have an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s Syndrome. For those of you who don’t know, autoimmune disorders are defined as those in which the body mistakes some part of itself as an illness, and essentially attacks itself. Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s – these are all autoimmune diseases. Sjogren’s is a weird one that I was

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