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Stethoscope SLE Diagnostic Criteria Mnemonic

The 11 diagnostic criteria set by the American College of Rheumatology can be easily remembered by remembering
Serositis such pleuritis or pericarditis
Oral ulcers
Arthritis (usually oligo or polyarticular)

Blood disorders: namely hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, lymphopenia, and thrombocytopenia
Renal involvement with nephrotic picture
Anti nuclear antibodies in 95% of patients
Immunologic abnormalities such as Anti-Sm, Anti-dsDNA, Anti-phospholipid, postive syphilis serology
Neurologic: mainly seizure and psychosis

Malar rash
Discoid rash

4 out of these 11 will label the patient having SLE
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Show Teeth sle diagnosis


Discoid rash
Oral ulcer
Malar rash
Immunologic criterias
Neurological symptoms-(lupus ceribrites)
Elevated ESR
Renal disease
Heamatological abnormality
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