Acute psychosis presenting in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: Questions

Sheena Sharma, Melissa A. Lerman, Mark P. Fitzgerald, Rebecca L. Ruebner

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Abstract

A 17-year-old girl recently diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) presented to the Emergency Room with acute onset of psychosis. A variety of potential etiologies, including those related to SLE, to the treatment of her SLE, or to another psychiatric condition, are discussed. In addition, the work-up and management decisions for this patient are reviewed in detail.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-228
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute psychosis
  • Corticosteroids
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Nephrology

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