Year: 2013 Source: Rheumatology International.(2012).32(9):2707-2714.DOI:10.1007/s00296-011-2043-3 SIEC No: 20130190

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs. Because of double damages of body and mind, SLE patients are in a potential risk of suicide. Many factors may contribute to the occurrence of suicide in SLE: socioeconomic factors, medical factors, mental health, family support and coping style.