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Flare Severity Score of Lockshin et al for Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Purpose:

To use the score of Lockshin et al for evaluating disease activity in a patient with SLE.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M32

Description:

Lockshin et al developed a scoring system for measuring a flare in activity for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). They used the score to evaluate women during pregnancy. Changes in the score can be monitored over time and can be used to assess effectiveness of interventions. The authors were from 4 hospitals in New York City.

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