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To verify the neuropsychological development in the offspring of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 47 children (23 male and 24 female) from affected women were studied. The tests applied were related to the children's ages: Griffiths scale up to four years, WPPSI and metaphonological tests (MP, evaluating the phonological consciousness) from(More)
As a consequence of the general improvement in the diagnosis and management of rheumatic diseases, patients achieve a better quality of life, with the possibility of a normal family life including one or more pregnancies. It is important, therefore, to consider the psychological aspects of these mothers' life and the influence of their chronic disease on(More)
BACKGROUND Antenatal and postnatal treatment with dexamethasone (DEX) may negatively affect the neuropsychological development in children. Maternal anti-Ro/Sjögren's syndrome A (SSA) antibodies may also be associated with learning disabilities in offspring. OBJECTIVE To assess neuropsychological development in babies exposed to very high dosages of DEX(More)
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