The American College of Rheumatology and the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus in two multiethnic cohorts: a commentary

Lupus. 2014;23(1):3-9. doi: 10.1177/0961203313512883. Epub 2013 Nov 27.


The authors offer some comments on the advantages and possible drawbacks of using the SLICC criteria in longitudinal observational studies and clinical trials after applying and comparing them to the ACR criteria in two multinational, multiethnic lupus cohorts.

Keywords: ACR; SLICC; Systemic lupus erythematosus; classification criteria; multiethnic cohorts.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Trials as Topic / classification
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / methods
  • Cohort Studies
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / classification*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / ethnology