Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Dis Child. 1993 Oct;147(10):1072-5.

Neonatal hemochromatosis associated with maternal autoantibodies against Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B ribonucleoproteins.

Author information

Institut fuer Pathologie Georg Schmorl, Staedtisches Klinikum, Dresden, Germany.


Liver disease in the fetus and neonate may be associated with maternal Sjögren's syndrome (neonatal lupus erythematosus). The infant of a mother with Sjögren's syndrome and high anti-Ro/SS-A and anti-La/SS-B antibody titers presented at 2 1/2 weeks of age with overwhelming hepatic insufficiency and died at 6 weeks of age. Autopsy confirmed the antemortem diagnosis of neonatal hemochromatosis. We discuss the possibility of a relationship between these two conditions.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center