TITLE

Screening of acute psychiatric admissions for previously undiagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus

AUTHOR(S)
Hopkinson, N. O.; Bendall, P.; Powell, R. J.; Hopkinson, N D
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Jul92, Vol. 161, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
An auto-antibody screen for SLE, which included antinuclear antibodies, was performed on 296 patients admitted to acute psychiatric and psychogeriatric wards. Three cases (1% of those screened) of previously undiagnosed SLE were found, and one patient was found to have autoimmune chronic active hepatitis. An auto-antibody screen may be a useful investigation in psychiatric practice.
ACCESSION #
24882181

 

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