J Med Assoc Thai 1998; 81 (8):633

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Anti Ro/SSA Positive Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease Mother with a Newborn with Complete Congenital Heart Block: A Case Report
Louthrenoo W Mail, Boonyaratavej S , Sittiwangkul R , Sukitawut W

An associatiOn between complete congenital heart block (CCHB) and anti-Ro/SSA
antibody is well recognized but has never been reported in Thailand. We report here a 37-year-old
female who was admitted because of massive epistaxis secondary to immune thrombocytopenia.
She had given birth to a child with CCHB 2 years previously, when she was healthy. Antinuclear
antibody and anti-Ro/SSA were positive in her sera, but were negative in her son. The relationship
between anti-Ro/SSA antibody and outcome of mothers with infants with CCHB is
reviewed.

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