Rare diseases

Classification is not diagnosis

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 ...

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