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Classification Criteria

Systemic autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are overlapping and not specific but often very general such as fatigue, weight loss, fever etc.
For most systemic autoimmune diseases diagnostic criteria or classification criteria have been introduced. Some of these publications are listed below here:

(nb: not all of these diseases are systemic autoimmune disease but they are listed here as there is also some confusion about the correct diagnosis)

Antiphospholipid Syndrome
         

Miyakis S, Lockshin MD, Atsumi T et al.
International consensus statement on an update of the classification criteria for definite antiphospholipid syndrome
J Thromb Haemost 2006;4:295-306

Diagnostic criteria for APS »


Celiac Disease

Fasano A, Catassi C
Current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of celiac disease: an evolving spectrum
Gastroenterology 2001;120:636-51

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Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (also known as Churg-Strauss Syndrome)

Masi AT, Hunder GG, Lie JT, Michel BA, Bloch DA,  et al.
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of Churg-Strauss syndrome (allergic granulomatosis and angiitis)
Arthritis Rheum 1990;33:1094-1100

Classification criteria for Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis » 


Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (also known as Wegener's granulomatosis)

Leavitt RY, Fauci AS, Bloch DA, Michel BA, Hunder GG, et al.
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of Wegener's granulomatosis.
Arthritis Rheum 1990;33:1101-1107

Classification criteria »

 

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Alarcon Segovia D, Villareal M
Classification and diagnostic criteria for mixed connective tissue disease
In: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease and Anti-nuclear Antibodies, Kasukawa, R, Sharp, G (Eds), Elsevier, Amsterdam 1987. p.33-40

Diagnostic criteria for MCTD »



Alarcon-Segovia D, Cardiel MH
Comparison between 3 diagnostic criteria for mixed connective tissue disease. Study of 593 patients
J Rheumatol 1989;16:328-334 


Polyarteritis Nodosa

Lightfoot RW, Michel BA, Bloch DA, Hunder GG, Zvaifler NJ, McShane DJ, et al.
The American College of Rheumatology 1990 criteria for the classification of polyarteritis nodosa
Arthritis Rheum 1990;33:1088-93

Classification criteria for PAN »


Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis

Bohan A, Peter J
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis (first of two parts)
N Eng J Med 1975, 292:344-347

Diagnostic criteria of polymyositis / dermatomyositis »



Dalakas MC, Hohlfeld R
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
Lancet 2003;362:971-982


Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aletaha D, Neogi T, Silman AJ et al
2010 Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria. An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Collaborative Initiative
Arthritis Rheum 2010; 62: 2569-2581    

Classification criteria for rheumatoid arthritis »



Liao KP, Batra KL, Chibnik L, Schur, PH, Costenbader KH
Anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide revised criteria for the classification of rheumatoid arthritis
Ann Rheum Dis 2008;67:1557-1561


Sjögren's Syndrome

Vitali C, Bombardieri S, Jonsson R, Moutsopoulos HM, et al
Classification criteria for Sjögren's syndrome: a revised version of the European criteria proposed by the American-European Consensus Group
Ann Rheum Dis 2002;61:554-558

Classification criteria for SS » 


SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

Hochberg MC
Updating the American College of Rheumatology revised criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus
Arthritis Rheum 1997, 40: 1725

Classification criteria for SLE »

 

Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)

van den Hoogen F, Khanna D et al
2013 Classification Criteria for Systemic Sclerosis - An American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism Collaborative Initiative
Arthritis Rheum 2013, 65:2737-47

Classification criteria for Scleroderma »


Vasculitis - Chapel Hill Consensus

Bruce IN, Bell AL
A comparison of two nomenclature systems for primary systemic vasculitis
Br J Rheumatol 1997;36:453-458

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