The following criteria are used to distinguish
lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) from
autoimmune and rheumatic diseases.
person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be classified as having lupus. These
conditions may be present all at once, or they may appear in succession over a
period of time.1
Hahn BH (2008). Systemic lupus erythematosus. In AS Fauci et al., eds., Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th ed., vol. 2, pp. 2075–2083. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical.
May 10, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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