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... If you want further documentation of any signs and symptoms you have, try making a two column, one page sheet with the ACR criteria on one side and the Hughes criteria on the other. Both can be found in the sticky notes on lupus board. ... (22 replies)
... should take it seriously. After all, the lupus criteria are properly applied to a person's LIFETIME. ... (10 replies)
Oct 21, 2012
... Ro isn't lited in the ACR criteria. ... (3 replies)

Lupus rash
Jul 28, 2009
... also perform immunofluorescent stain tests on the skin punch. From what I've read in Dr. Daniel Wallace's hardcover lupus book, under the microscope lupus rashes look much alike, with only subtle variations. The stain tests are what can really lock in the skin Dx. ... (2 replies)
... a clotting disorder that's fairly common in lupus patients. ... (7 replies)
... Ro, an autoantibody that's seen in lupus and in Sjogren's syndrome. ... (18 replies)
... at the top of the thread list. One contains the ACR criteria. ... (1 replies)
Lupus.. or not?
Jun 25, 2007
... tests typically run when lupus is a possibility. Have your doctors run these very specific tests? ... (5 replies)
... IBS. Neither are included in the ACR criteria because they are not "specific enough", but it's certainly possible to have these problems in lupus and probably in some of the "close cousins", too, I suspect. ... (3 replies)
Lupus or Lyme's?
Jan 23, 2007
... Dear Standishtrio, Aftrer a lifetime of varied problems, I started getting recurrent arm/torso rashes in my late 30's. I had a HORRIBLE time getting answers. I fulfilled 4 of the ACR criteria for SLE, but I was finally Dx'ed with the SCLE "susbet" of lupus (SCLE = subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus). SCLE is an intermediate form, falling between SLE (systemic... (3 replies)
... This is a very good summary of SLE findings. It would be helpful to have this posted as a sticky post at the top of the lupus board, if administrators approve. ... (1 replies)
... Plaquenill. Said it would be lifelong treatment. When I hesitated, she said that we could do wait and see. Second rheumatologist said that I don't have enough ACR criteria to fulfill lupus. Said unless something changed, that he would not recommend Plaquenill now. ... (6 replies)
... on the ANA titer which is considered clinically significant. Many people with lupus have normal sed rates and CRP. ... (2 replies)
... I also went to a well known Lupus center in Boston and met a Rheumatologist that was so set that I had Sjorgrens instead of Lupus that she shrugged off everything. I decided to find another, recommened, Rheumatologist in the Lupus Center and had a great visit. ... (10 replies)
... If it's "only" pain you've reported AND if nothing has yet been found in your bloodwork, I bet a knowledgeable doctor couldn't entertain lupus as a Dx. ... (4 replies)
... Sm. In fact, these are the ONLY two that are specific enough to be listed as ACR criteria . ... (5 replies)
... With those symptoms I'll give myself a 3 out of 4 ACR criteria. ... (4 replies)
... d reflux, but no organ issues or joint pain. I have seen two rheumatologists now, and they both agree on the wait and see approach since I don't fulfill all the ACR criteria for lupus or scleraderma. And I, fortunately, still feel fine enough to jog and hike frequently. ... (11 replies)
... ArmyGirl, I can really sympathize with your dilemma (positive ANA but no antibodies found yet). I had a simiarly awful time, but I didn't even have a *positive ANA*. Yet years of rashes, anemia, etc.---and prior to that, a long lifetime of oddities (jncl. some hair-raiser hospitalizations). What it took to get my Dx was a top-of-the-line teaching hospital rheumie, plus... (12 replies)
... Lupus is considered "systemic" if you've met 4 or more of the ACR criteria over time, meaning not necessarily all at once. Major organs may or may not be involved. ... (9 replies)

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