Revised Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (RCLASI): a modified outcome instrument for cutaneous lupus erythematosus.

@article{Kuhn2010RevisedCL,
  title={Revised Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (RCLASI): a modified outcome instrument for cutaneous lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Annegret Kuhn and Anna Maria Meuth and Dennis Bein and Susanne Amler and Stefan Beissert and Martina B{\"o}hm and Randolf Brehler and Jan Ehrchen and Sven Grundmann and Merle Haust and Vincent Ruland and Meinhard Schiller and Paul Schulz and Sonja St{\"a}nder and Cristina Maria Sauerland and Wolfgang Koepcke and Thomas Anton Luger and Gisela Bonsmann},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={83-92}
}
BACKGROUND In 2005, a scoring system (CLASI, Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index) was developed for patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) to assess disease 'activity' and 'damage'. However, the CLASI does not give an accurate assessment of the severity in all disease subtypes. OBJECTIVES The main objective of this study was to analyse critically the included parameters of the CLASI and to revise the activity and damage score taking into account various… CONTINUE READING