Tan EM, Cohen AS, Fries JF, Masi AT, McShane DJ, Rothfield NF, et al.

"The 1982 revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus."

Arthritis Rheum. 1982 Nov;25(11):1271-7. PMID: 7138600

I➜ SLE or 'lupus' is a long-term autoimmune disease which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. Arthritis and arthralgias are the most common presenting manifestations of SLE.
The ACR criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus is a 11-item scale and a revision of the 1971 preliminary criteria.

Criteria: Malar rash, Discoid rash, Photosensitivity, Oral ulcers, Arthritis, Serositis, Renal disorder, Neurologic disorder, Hematologic disorder, Immunologic disorder and Antinuclear antibody.

For the purpose of identifying patients in clinical studies, a person must have SLE if any of 4 or more of the 11 criteria are present, serially or simultaneously, during any interval of observation.
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