Tubuloreticular inclusions in neonatal lupus erythematosus.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Numerous tubuloreticular structures were seen on electron microscopic examination of involved and uninvolved skin of a neonate with lupus erythematosus. The patient had characteristic lupus skin lesions at birth that worsened for three months, and then gradually subsided. Their course was associated with systemic illness. Skin biopsy specimen was diagnostic. Direct immunogluorescence of the skin showed no abnormalities. Abnormal serological findings were noted in the mother, who had no overt clinical disease. The significance of these virus-like structures in lupus erythematosus is emphasized by the present case.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Levy, SB; Goldsmith, LS; Morohashl, M; Hashimoto, K

Published Date

  • June 21, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 235 / 25

Start / End Page

  • 2743 - 2744

PubMed ID

  • 946888

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-7484


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States