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Congenital discoid lupus in the newborn.
  1. J S Fitzsimmons,
  2. M J Crawford,
  3. W G Reeves


    A female infant, born to a 21-year-old mother with systemic lupus erythematosus, had cutaneous discoid lupus at birth. The lesions resolved spontaneously over the first few months and by the age of 1 year the infant's skin was normal. Other possible complications of this maternal disease are discussed and the need for caution in counselling mothers is recommended.

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