Classification criteria SLE (ACR 1997) Please rate this page (bottom of page)

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EULAR / ACR 2018 and SLICC criteria, 2012, please see here

For research, the following SLE classification is used: ACR criteria from 1997 (Hochberg MC, 1997).

4 or more:

  1. Butterfly Rash
  2. Diskoid rash
  3. Photosensitivity (sun rash)
  4. Typical mouth ulcer, considered by a doctor
  5. Arthritis (joint inflammation of two or more peripheral joints)
  6. Serositis (inflammation of the lung or heart / pleurisy / pericarditis)
  7. Kidney disease (Proteins / egg white in urine; 0,5g / 24timer or 3 +++ on stix)
  8. Nervous system disorders (epilepsy-like seizures or psychosis)
  9. Hematological disease (anemia (eg by hemolysis) or low white blood cell count (leukocytes less than 4,0) by multiple measurements or lymphopenia two or more times or low platelets (platelets less than 100)
  10. Immunological Disease (Antibody: Dna or Sm or Cardiolipin or Lupus Anticoagulant)
  11. Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)



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