Table 2.

Listing of entry criteria and additive criteria after the nominal group technique exercise.

Entry criteria
  Antinuclear antibody by HEp-2 immunofluorescence ≥ 1:80
  Low C3 and/or low C4
Additive criteria
  Lupus nephritis by renal biopsy with immune deposits
  Rash with dermoepidermal interface changes and/or Ig and/or complement deposition on immunofluorescence
  Anti-dsDNA antibody
  Anti-Sm antibody
  Presence of multiple autoantibodies*
  aPL (LAC, aCL, anti-β2–glycoprotein 1, or prolonged Russell’s viper venom time)
  Leukopenia (< 4000/mm3 on 2 or more occasions)
  Thrombocytopenia < 100,000 on 2 or more occasions
  Autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  Active urine sediment (without urinary tract infection)
  Persistent proteinuria (≥ 0.5 g/day)
  Acute cutaneous lupus: SLICC definition (includes subacute cutaneous lupus)
  Chronic cutaneous lupus: SLICC definition
  Alopecia with associated scalp inflammation
  Serositis (pleural, pericardial effusion, pleurisy, pericarditis, peritonitis)
  Oral mucosal lesions on the hard palate
  CNS manifestations (seizures, psychosis, chorea, myelitis, optic neuritis, stroke or acute confusional state)
  • * To be defined. SLICC: Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics; CNS: central nervous system; aPL: antiphospholipid antibodies; LAC: lupus anticoagulant; aCL: anticardiolipin.