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Updated EULAR/ACR criteria identify more lupus patients

Key clinical point: Based on the 2019 EULAR/ACR criteria, patients classified with systemic lupus erythematosus were significantly more likely to also meet earlier criteria on follow-up compared with patients not classified with SLE.

Major finding: Approximately 17% of women with undifferentiated connective tissue disease met criteria for lupus under the 2019 EULAR/ACR classification.

Study details: The data come from a multicenter cohort study of 133 women.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Radin M et al. Arthritis Care Res. 2020 Jul 23. doi: 10.1002/ACR.24391.