Cardiology MCQ – Anti-Ro/SSA – Answer
Maternal Anti-Ro/SSA antibodies are associated with fetal:
Correct answer: 4. All of the above
Fetal echocardiographic features of anti-Ro/SSA antibody–mediated cardiac disease includes dilated cardiomyopathy, pericardial effusion, endocardial fibroelastosis, complete heart block and atrioventricular valve regurgitation . But the one familiar to most people is complete heart block in the infant of mother with systemic lupus erythematosus or other maternal connective tissue disease .
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