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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-CRITERIA

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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-CRITERIA

ACR diagnostic criteria in SLE, presented in the "SOAP BRAIN MD" mnemonic:
• Serositis: pleuritis, pericarditis
• Oral ulcers: usually painless
• Arthritis: nonerosive
• Photosensitivity
• Blood disorders: low WBC, lymphs, hemolytic anemia
• Renal disease: proteinuria, RBC casts
• Antinuclear antibodies
• Immunologic phenomena (+anti-dsDNA; anti- Smith [Sm] antibodies, anti-cardiolipin [ACL] abs)
• Neurologic disorder: seizure or psychosis
• Malar rash
• Discoid rash


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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