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Which option is not a condition that forms the part of the criteria used by the American Rheumatism Association for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus?



A. Pericarditis
B. Oral ulcers
C. Positive antinuclear antibody
D. Leukocytosis
E. Proteinuria >0.5 g/24 hours
Asked by Denver, Last updated: Feb 11, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Leukocytosis-although the triad of fever, joint pain, and rash in a woman of childbearing age suggests lupus, the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus is made based on the american rheumatism association revised criteria for the classification of lupus. patients must have four of eleven criteria, serially or simultaneously, to be given the diagnosis of sle. (chapter 116)american college of rheumatology revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus:- malar rash- discoid rash- photosensitivity- oral ulcers- arthritis- serositis o pleuritiso pericarditis- renal disorderso persistent proteinuria > 0.5 g/24 hours or 3+ persistentlyo cellular casts- neurologic disorderso seizureso psychosis- hematologic disorderso hemolytic anemiao leukopeniao lymphopeniao thrombocytopenia- immunologic disorderso raised anti-native dna antibody bindingo anti-sm antibodyo positive antiphospholipid antibody (abnormal serum igg or igm anticardiolipin antibody or + lupus anticoagulant or false + serologic test for syphilis x 6 months confirmed by treponema pallidum fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption test)- positive antinuclear antibody(chapter 116)
 

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