Preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Evaluation in early diagnosed SLE and rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Trimble1974PreliminaryCF,
  title={Preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Evaluation in early diagnosed SLE and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Robert B. Trimble and Alexander S. Townes and Henry L. Robinson and Stanley B. Kaplan and Robert W. Chandler and Aram S. Hanissian and Alfonse T. Masi},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1974},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          184-8
        }
}
Preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were applied to patients with early diagnosed SLE and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are participants in a prospective community study of arthritis of recent onset. Sensitivity of the criteria was 88%, and specificity against RA was 97.5%. Sensitivity increased to 92% without loss of specificity when high titer antinuclear antibody (ANA) was used as an alternative criteria manifestation to LE cells. These results… CONTINUE READING
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