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i did some looking and finally found the 11 criteria list i had i will paste it into this message. hopefully it will help you figure out what to talk with your doctor about. i am also including the definitions of each criteria. i am unsure whether or not your doctor really explained the criterea or not. it was never explained to me.
TABLE 2
THE ELEVEN CRITERIA USED FOR
THE DIAGNOSIS OF LUPUS
Criterion
1. Malar Rash Rash over the cheeks

2. Discoid Rash Red raised patches
3. Photosensitivity Reaction to sunlight, resulting in the development of or increase in skin rash

4. Oral Ulcers Ulcers in the nose or mouth, usually painless

5. Arthritis Nonerosive arthritis involving two or more peripheral joints (arthritis in which the bones around the joints do not become destroyed)

6. Serositis Pleuritis or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining of the lung or heart)

7. Renal Disorder Excessive protein in the urine (greater than 0.5 gm/day or 3+ on test sticks) and/or cellular casts (abnormal elements the urine, derived from red and/or
white cells and/or kidney tubule cells)
8. Neurologic Disorder Seizures (convulsions) and/or psychosis in the absence of drugs or metabolic disturbances which are known to cause such effects

9. Hematologic Disorder Hemolytic anemia or leukopenia (white blood count below 4,000 cells per cubic millimeter) or lymphopenia (less than 1,500 lymphocytes per cubic millimeter) or thrombocytopenia (less than 100,000 platelets per cubic millimeter). The leukopenia and lymphopenia must be detected on two or more occasions. The thrombocytopenia must be detected in the absence of drugs known to induce it.

10. Antinuclear Antibody Positive test for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in the absence of drugs known to induce it.

11. Immunologic Disorder Positive anti-double stranded anti-DNA test, positive anti-Sm test, positive antiphospholipid antibody such as anticardiolipin, or false positive syphilis test (VDRL).





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