0

The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Brief Communications |

Use of the American Rheumatism Association's Preliminary Criteria for the Classification of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

THOMAS P. GIBSON, M.D.; and GERALD F. DIBONA, M.D.
[+] Article and Author Information

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Gerald F. DiBona, M.D., Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa 52240.


F.A.C.P., Iowa City, Iowa


Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(5):754-756. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-77-5-754
Text Size: A A A

To examine the usefulness of the American Rheumatism Association's classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus, we reviewed the records of 65 patients and tabulated the incidence of the 14 proposed manifestations. A lower incidence of facial erythema, discoid lupus, Raynaud's phenomenon, alopecia, photosensitivity, and oronasopharyngeal ulceration was found. We observed that, if these features were not present on physical examination, specific questioning for their prior existence was not carried out. This resulted in a reduction in sensitivity of the classification criteria from 89.8% to 72.3%. Effective application of these classification criteria to a general hospital patient population being evaluated by nonrheumatologists requires detailed inquiry regarding each of the manifestations.

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Comments

Submit a Comment
Submit a Comment

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.

Toolkit

Buy Now

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Advertisement
Related Articles
Related Point of Care
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.
(Required)
(Required)