Systemic lupus erythematosus

Here you'll find our current definition of the critical illness, additional condition or child specific condition we cover. We've also listed any previous definitions we may have had. With each new definition we've highlighted what's changed from the previous definition.

Current definition

November 2015

Systemic lupus erythematosus – with severe complications

 A definite diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus by a consultant rheumatologist resulting in either of the following:

  • permanent neurological deficit with persisting clinical symptoms; or
  • permanent impairment of kidney function with a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) below 30ml/min.

Previous definitions

No previous entries for this condition