Dr. Michelle Petri of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center discusses the results of a study that evaluated revised criteria for diagnosing lupus.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mimic other diseases, come and goe without explaination, and are hidden from view. In this podcast produced for the 2012 observance of Lupus Awareness Month, Dr. John Harley, director of the Division of Rheumatology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, provides an overview of how lupus is diagnosed, including test for lupus, lupus symptoms, and lupus criteria used to make a diagnosis of lupus.
Presenter: John Harley, MD, PhD
Presentation date: May 8, 2012
Length: 8 minutes
Dr. Meenakshi Jolly, of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, discusses the results of a study to validate an instrument to measure disease activity and quality of life.