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|Title:||The effect of therapeutic phlebotomy for hemochromatosis on non-suicidal self-injury: A case report.|
|Authors:||Newham, Benjamin J C;Khanna, Rahul|
|Affiliation:||Department of Mental Health, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia|
Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia
|Citation:||International journal of psychiatry in medicine 2018; online first: 30 July|
|Abstract:||Background Self-phlebotomy has been described as a form of non-suicidal self-injury. However, a relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and therapeutic phlebotomy for hemochromatosis has not previously been described. We present a case of a 52-year-old man in whom the frequency of his therapeutic phlebotomy and non-suicidal self-injury were inversely linked, leading to adverse outcomes when his phlebotomy was suspended. Conclusions This is the first report describing the relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and therapeutic phlebotomy. This case highlights the need for risk assessment and monitoring of self-harm in patients who are undergoing therapeutic phlebotomy in order to prevent adverse outcomes.|
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