Guide to Clinical Examination/History Taking, Examination and Advice

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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)

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