alexa The 1982 revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Author(s): Tan EM, Cohen AS, Fries JF, Masi AT, McShane DJ,

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Abstract The 1971 preliminary criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were revised and updated to incorporate new immunologic knowledge and improve disease classification. The 1982 revised criteria include fluorescence antinuclear antibody and antibody to native DNA and Sm antigen. Some criteria involving the same organ systems were aggregated into single criteria. Raynaud's phenomenon and alopecia were not included in the 1982 revised criteria because of low sensitivity and specificity. The new criteria were 96\% sensitive and 96\% specific when tested with SLE and control patient data gathered from 18 participating clinics. When compared with the 1971 criteria, the 1982 revised criteria showed gains in sensitivity and specificity.
This article was published in Arthritis Rheum and referenced in Dermatology Case Reports

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