Year: 1965 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.122, (1965), p.574-576 SIEC No: 19840924

It was suspected that a high incidence of urinary tract infections could be demonstrated in patients who were admitted to a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt. All the presumptive infections were found in the patients with ingestions. The coma group was an especially high risk, while the ingestion group was higher risk than the noningestion group. Physicians in psychiatric hospitals should investigate fr urinary tract infections after admission from suicidal ingestion. (LD)