No universally recognized classification criteria currently exist for discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), which has led to problematic heterogeneity in observational and interventional clinical studies across the field. Continue reading “Classification Criteria for Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)”
Disease activity is assessed using a combination of the clinical history, physical examination, organ specific functional tests, and serologic studies.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease of unknown cause that can affect virtually any organ of the body. Immunologic abnormalities, especially the production of a number of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), are a prominent feature of the disease. Continue reading “Classification Criteria for the Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)”