Cutaneous lupus in infancy and childhood

Lupus. 2010 Aug;19(9):1112-7. doi: 10.1177/0961203310370347.


Cutaneous lupus may occur in infancy as transient lesions associated with and probably caused by maternal autoantibodies, or later in childhood, associated with the endogenous development of autoimmunity. In this review, clinical findings, diagnosis, management, and pathogenesis of neonatal lupus are discussed, and the management of cutaneous lupus in children is detailed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Autoantibodies / immunology*
  • Autoimmunity / immunology*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / diagnosis
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / immunology*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / therapy
  • Pregnancy


  • Autoantibodies