Suicide attempts in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Suicide attempts in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Fotini B. Karassa and Malgorzata Magliano and David Alan Isenberg},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={62 1},
BACKGROUND Suicide and suicide attempts, although well recognised in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), have been commented on relatively little. OBJECTIVE To obtain a better understanding of the reasons for suicidal behaviour in patients with SLE. METHODS The records of 300 patients with SLE were reviewed to identify completed or attempted suicides. RESULTS Five patients made seven attempts at suicide over a 20 year follow up period; one of them was fatal. All of those… CONTINUE READING


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