systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Classification Criteria

A consensus group of experts on SLE, the SLICC, has proposed revised criteria for SLE , Classification as having SLE by the SLICC criteria requires either that a patient satisfy at least 4 of 17 criteria, including at least 1 of the 11 clinical criteria and one of the six immunologic criteria, or that the patient has biopsy-proven nephritis compatible with SLE in the presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) or anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) antibodies. SLICC-Criteria

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