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Use of BILAG Index to Define a Lupus Flare

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is experiencing a flare in disease activity based on changes in the BILAG index.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, disease progression, prevention

ICD-10:

M32

Description:

Evaluation of a lupus patient using the BILAG (British Isles Lupus Assessment Group) index can help to identify a patient experiencing a flare in disease activity.

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