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Minerva Pediatrica 2006 December;58(6):579-81

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Mild and transient neutropenia in an infant of mother with Wegener’s granulomatosis

Zuppa A. A. 1, De Luca D. 1, Cota F. 1, De Carolis S. 2, Savone R. 2, Manna R. 3

1 Division of Neonatology Department of Paediatrics Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy 3 Department of Internal Medicine Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy


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A case of a pregnancy occurring in a woman with previously diagnosed Wegener’s granulomatosis and the following neonatal follow-up are described. Complete clinical and laboratory disappearance of disease activity was achieved by steroid treatment before pregnancy. The newborn was followed up for 6 months; he always showed normal clinical and laboratory exams, except a mild and transient neutropenia.

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