A comparison of the sensitivity of the 1971 and 1982 American Rheumatism Association criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Levin1984ACO,
  title={A comparison of the sensitivity of the 1971 and 1982 American Rheumatism Association criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Robert E. Levin and Arthur I. Weinstein and Margaret Jean Peterson and Marcia A. Testa and Naomi F. Rothfield},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1984},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          530-8
        }
}
The sensitivity of the American Rheumatism Association's preliminary and revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was tested in 156 of our SLE patients. Eighty-eight percent met the 1971 preliminary criteria. Eighty-three percent fulfilled the 1982 revised criteria when arthritis was strictly defined (nonerosive arthritis) and 91% when arthritis was more liberally defined (nondeforming arthritis). Analysis revealed that of the 3 serologic tests added in the… CONTINUE READING

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