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Catatonia and systemic lupus erythematosus: a clinical study of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19134515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catatonia may be encountered in psychiatric disorders, but also in general medical conditions. Cases of catatonia associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are rare. Several articles have described this symptomatic association, as well as its management, using electroconvulsive therapy, plasma exchange or benzodiazepines. We report three cases here of patients who presented with catatonia during a lupus relapse, in whom treatment with lorazepam improved the catatonic symptomatology, thus allowing the associated condition to be treated. We touch on several points about the diagnosis, etiology and treatment of catatonia, when it is associated with SLE.
Lucie Brelinski; Olivier Cottencin; Dewy Guardia; Jean Dominique Anguill; Viviane Queyrel; Pierre Yves Hatron; Michel Goudemand; Pierre Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  General hospital psychiatry     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1873-7714     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7905527     Medline TA:  Gen Hosp Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Department of Addictology, University Hospital of Lille, 59037 Lille Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Anxiety Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Catatonia* / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology,  physiopathology
Lorazepam / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*,  psychology
Middle Aged
Stress, Psychological / drug therapy
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Anxiety Agents; 846-49-1/Lorazepam

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