Butterflies of Hope – 9th Annual Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 29th Lupus Fact
Neonatal lupus is a rare condition that can affect infants of women who have lupus. The mother’s antibodies affect the fetus in the womb. At birth, the baby may have a skin rash, liver problems, or low blood cell counts. These symptoms usually disappear completely after 6 months with no lasting effects. Newborns of women with lupus are at greater risk for developing a very rare but serious heart defect.
With proper testing, doctors can now identify most at-risk mothers, and the infant can be treated at or before birth.
This is your twenty-ninth Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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