Guide to Clinical Examination/History Taking, Examination and Advice
DIAGNOSIS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS
American Rheumatism Association
The American Rheumatism Association (ARA) has developed 11 criteria for the diagnosis of SLE.
If a patient has four or more of the following symptoms over a period of time, he or she may have lupus.
http://rheuma.bham.ac.uk/teaching/clinimmunol/sle_ara.htm --Bkkdoc 06:12, 30 August 2006 (UTC)