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Volume 17, issue 3

Case report

Concurrence of systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) and depressive disorders - a case report

Joanna Kafel1, Lena Cichoń1, Małgorzata Derejczyk1
1. Katedra i Klinika Psychiatrii i Psychoterapii Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Katowicach
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2008; 17 (3): 243-245
Keywords: depression, SLE, neuropsychiatric SLE

Abstract

Objective. A case of depression in the course of systemic lupus erythrematosus is reported.
Case. A female patient aged 46, suffering from recurring depressive episodes and diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus.
Commentary. The patient's depressive disorders may be a part of SLE symptomatology, a side effect of therapy with glicocorticosteroids, or an independent condition due to traumatic events.

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Dr Joanna Kafel
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e-mail: joasiakfl@poczta.fm