Ritsuko Kobayashi

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Neonatal lupus erythematosus (NLE) is an autoimmune disease associated with maternal anti-SS-A/Ro and anti-SS-B/La antibodies. NLE is characterized by cutaneous erythema, congenital heart block (CHB), hepatic dysfunction and hematological abnormalities. CHB is irreversible, usually requiring a pacemaker, but other symptoms are reversible and most disappear(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanic's hand is a defined specific skin eruption associated with dermatomyositis; there are few reports concerning its histopathology. As mechanic's hand clinically resembles hand eczema, it is important to distinguish between these two conditions. AIM To determine the characteristic clinical and histopathologic features of mechanic's hand,(More)
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