The American College of Rheumatology criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus: strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement.

The American College of Rheumatology classification criteria were developed to operationalize the definition of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to allow comparison of clinical research from different centers, but also serve to facilitate education and to guide clinical practice. The classification criteria have been critical to research, but should be… CONTINUE READING