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Characteristic feature of SLE is-: (AIIMS May 08)



A Uveitis

B Joint deformity

C Polyserositis

D Cavitating lesion in lung

Ans. C Polyserositis

Definition – The diagnostic criteria are – (Ref: H-18th edition, Pg-2728, table 319.3)

1. Malar rash – Fixed erythema, flat or raised over the molar eminences.

2. Discoid rash – Erythematous raised patches with adherent keratotic scaling and follicular plugging

3. Photosensitivity – Exposure to UV light causes rash.

4. Oral ulcers.

5. Arthritis (Non erosive)

6. Poly Serositis– Pleuriti+

7. s, pericarditis, ascites

8. Renal disorder – Proteinuria > 0.5 g/d or cellular cast, Renal failure.

9. Neurologic disorder – Seizure or psychosis, stroke, neuropathy, Aseptic meningitis

10. Hematologic disorder – a. Hemolytic anemia or

b. Leukopenia (< 4000/ul) or

c. Lymphopenia (<1500/ul) or

d. Thrombocytopenia (<100,000/ul)

10. Antinuclear antibody –

11. (a) Anti ds DNA (b) Anti – SmAb and/or (c) anti phospholipid ab

To diagnosis SLE the criteria is 4 features of the above.

Extra Edge: Uveitis, Lung cavitation & Joint deformity are not the features of SLE.

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