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In young patients with SLE, psychiatric comorbidity linked to greater use of health care

14:18 EST 9 Nov 2017 | Healio

SAN DIEGO — Young patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and co-existing psychiatric conditions appear to have greater health care utilization in ambulatory settings in the year after SLE diagnosis. In addition, findings presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting linked diagnosis with a new psychiatric condition in this time with greater use of acute care.
“In an adult with lupus, depression has been found to be associated with increased outpatient and emergency visits,” Andrea M. Knight, MD, MSCE, said in during her presentation. “We don’t

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