British Society for Rheumatology guideline for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults

Source:
British Society for Rheumatology - BSR
Publisher:
British Society for Rheumatology (BSR)
Publication date:
06 October 2017

Abstract

The aim of this guideline was to produce recommendations for the management of adult lupus patients in the UK that cover the diagnosis, assessment and monitoring of lupus and the treatment of mild, moderate and severe active lupus disease, but which do not imply a legal obligation. The resulting recommendations are based on an extensive review of the literature up to June 2015 to produce evidence-based guidelines, particularly for the treatment of non-renal lupus, supplemented as necessary by expert opinion and consensus agreement. The guideline development group recommended that patients with LN are managed according to the EULAR/ERA-EDTA recommendations for LN and provide their strengths of agreement (SOAs) with a summary of the most important items in those recommendations.