Maternal systemic lupus erythematosus associated with fetal congenital heart block. A case report.

  • Paul J. Moore
  • Published 1981 in
    South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…


Congenital heart block (CHB) is a rare cause of fetal bradycardia and, if misinterpreted as fetal distress, may lead to detrimental obstetric intervention. There is a definite association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as other connective tissue disorders in the mother and CHB in her offspring. A case of CHB in the child of a mother… (More)


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