Clinicians need to distinguish carefully between the criteria used to classify a disease and the criteria used to diagnose it, senior rheumatologists have warned. Professors Robert Landewé and Désirée van der Heijde, from Amsterdam and Leiden in The Netherlands, were commenting on a recently published set of ‘diagnostic’ criteria for cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). “CAPS ...
Classification is not diagnosis
By Tony James
23 Nov 2016