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There is no generally accepted definition for remission of SLE. An international expert panel has provided a framework for testing individual definitions and issued 8 key statements regarding remission.
An international consensus panel has provided a framework for testing individual definitions of remission in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) against longer-term outcomes.
There is no generally accepted definition for remission of SLE. An international expert panel of 60 rheumatologists, nephrologists, dermatologists, clinical immunologists, and patient representatives met to achieve consensus.
The consensus panel released its findings at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Annual Congress in Rome.
The panel expressed strong support for the following principles which will guide the further development of remission definitions:
The most appropriate outcomes for remission are death, damage, flares, and health-related quality of life measures.
The panel also issued 8 key statements regarding remission in SLE:
Van Vollenhoven RF, Aranow C, Bertias G, et al. Remission in SLE: consensus findings from a large international panel on definitions of remission in SLE (DORIS). EULAR 2015, Rome. Abstract OP0092