The ACR supports criteria development projects in different topic areas related to rheumatic disease. Projects generally focus on classification, response, and remission criteria. The ACR has previously endorsed diagnostic criteria. This article provides more detail on the differences between classification and diagnostic criteria, and why the ACR no longer endorses diagnostic criteria.

ACR-Endorsed Criteria

See ACR-approved criteria sets for various rheumatic diseases.

The following criteria are in progress:

  • Vasculitis classification criteria
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome classification criteria
  • Antisynthetase Syndrome classification criteria
  • CPPD classification criteria

Criteria Development Checklist

Learn more about what the ACR considers important when developing or endorsing criteria in the ACR Criteria Development Checklist.

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