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Should I talk to my doctor about neonatal lupus symptoms?

If your child has symptoms of neonatal lupus (such as a skin rash), you should speak to your pediatrician right away. Most neonatal lupus symptoms go away after a few months, but rarely, babies may experience congenital heart block, a serious condition that interferes with heart function. In some cases, a pacemaker will be necessary to fix the heart.

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