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Prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus.

Grant number: 11/00387-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Simone Appenzeller
Grantee:Cleonice Belmira de Souza
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (FCM). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:08/02917-0 - Blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers associated with structural and functional central nervous system abnormalities in systemic lupus erythematosus, AP.JP

Abstract

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease that can affect both adults and children. The clinical manifestations are varied and can affect any organ, including the central nervous system (CNS). The neuropsychiatric manifestations in children has varied spectrum and different prevalences of headache, seizures, cognitive deficit, depression, anxiety, can be observed. The aim of this study is to assess the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with pediatric SLE, followed in the pediatric rheumatology unit.

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