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Neonatal systemic lupus erythematosus syndrome presenting as 4 months of ‘persistent ringworm’
  1. Fahim Patel,
  2. Arani Sridhar
  1. Department of Paediatrics/Paediatric Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fahim Patel, Department of Paediatrics/Paediatric Rheumatology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; fahim.patel11{at}gmail.com

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A thriving 4-month-old boy was referred to paediatric dermatology for ‘persistent ringworm’ since 2 weeks of life refractory to topical antifungals.

During pregnancy, his mother, who had no known rheumatological diseases, reported skin photosensitivity and non-specific joint pains; antenatal scans were normal. At 2 weeks of life, an annular facial and upper-chest rash developed with an erythematous ring and central clearing without scaling (figure 1). Management with multiple …

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  • Contributors Special thanks to mother (MU) and baby (AM) for their kind contribution to medical education. Many thanks to Medical Illustration at University Hospitals of Leicester for their informative and high-quality images.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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