Catatonia and systemic lupus erythematosus: A clinical study of three cases
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.
Data provided are for informational purposes only. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The impact factor represents a rough estimation of the journal's impact factor and does not reflect the actual current impact factor. Publisher conditions are provided by RoMEO. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.