New SLE criteria under development: A joint effort of the ACR and EULAR

1000minds was used to create a new set of criteria for classifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in various parts of the body. Symptoms, ranging from mild to severe, include: swollen and painful joints, fever, hair loss, chest pain, mouth ulcers, tiredness, swollen lymph nodes and rashes. Involving SLE experts from North America and Europe, the objective is to arrive at a set of criteria that are simpler to use and more scientifically valid than classification systems currently in use.

T Collins, “New SLE criteria under development: A joint effort of the ACR & EULAR”, The Rheumatologist, 25 Aug, 2017

Published article: S Tedeschi, S Johnson, D Boumpas et al (2017), “Multicriteria decision analysis for developing new classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus”, oral presentation, Annual European Congress of Rheumatology, Madrid, Spain, 2017, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 76(suppl2), 50