Neonatal Lupus with Congenital Atrioventricular Block and Myocarditis

SAROJA BHARATI*, MARTIN A. SWERDLOW, DOLORES VITULLO, PIPIT CHIEMMONGKOLTIP, MAURICE LEV

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Abstract

This is a case of a child with neonatal lupus and congenital atrioventricuiar (AV) block, born to a mother with asymptomatic, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The child, despite pacemaker insertion, died of septicemia and myocarditis at the age of three months. Although the association of neonatal lupus with congenital AV block is well‐recognized, there are only few pathologic studies of the conduction system reported in the literature. This is such a study in which we emphasize that, due to an altered immune system in the child, septicemia may be the cause of death in some cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1058-1070
Number of pages13
JournalPacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987

Keywords

  • congenital AV block
  • lupus erythematosus
  • myocarditis
  • septicemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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