SPECIAL ARTICLE INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS STATEMENT ON PRELIMINARY CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA FOR DEFINITE ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME Report of an International Workshop WENDELL A. WILSON, AZZUDIN E. GHARAVI, TAKAO KOIKE, MICHAEL D. LOCKSHIN, D. WARE BRANCH, JEAN-CHARLES PIETTE, ROBIN BREY, RONALD DERKSEN, E. NIGEL HARRIS, GRAHAM R. V. HUGHES, DOUGLAS A. TRIPLETT, and MUNTHER A. KHAMASHTA Introduction Preliminary classification criteria for the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) were formulated during a post-conference workshop held October 10, 1998 in Sapporo, Japan, following the Eighth International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies. Members of the workshop panel included all of the authors and the individuals listed in the Appendix. Widespread recognition of the clinical importance of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) dates from the seminal work of Harris, Gharavi, and their colSupported in part by the Eighth International Symposium on Antiphospholipid Antibodies and the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Wendell A. Wilson, MD: Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans; Azzudin E. Gharavi, MD, E. Nigel Harris, MD: Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Takao Koike, MD: Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan; Michael D. Lockshin, MD: Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York; D. Ware Branch, MD: University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City; Jean-Charles Piette, MD: Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris,
Arthritis & Rheumatology – Wiley
Published: Jul 1, 1999
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