#TriviaTuesday – How many of the 11 criteria of lupus from the ACR are usually present for diagnosis

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edited September 4 in Health and Wellbeing
How many of the 11 criteria of lupus from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) are usually present for a lupus diagnosis?

At least four of the eleven criteria of lupus from the American College of Rheumatology are usually present for lupus to be diagnosed:

Malar rash – a butterfly shaped rash across cheeks and nose
Skin rash – raised red patches
Photosensitivity – unusually strong reaction to sun light, causing a rash or flare
Mouth or nose ulcers – usually painless
Nonerosive arthritis – inflammation in two or more joints.
Cardio-pulmonary involvement – inflammation of the heart lining and/or lungs
Neurologic disorder – seizures and/or psychosis
Kidney disorder – increased protein or clumps of red cells in urine
Blood disorder – anemia caused by damaged red cells, low white cells or low platelet count
Immunological disorder – when your immune system attacks healthy cells
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) – positive blood test not induced by drugs

How many of these criteria were present when you were diagnosed with lupus?

More on diagnosis here.
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