International League of Associations of Rheumatology

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International League of Associations of Rheumatology (ILAR[1]) is an international body of the associations of Rheumatologists from around the world. It comprises partner organisations PANLAR, Paamerican League of Associations for Rheumatology, EULAR, European League against Rheumatism, APLAR, Asia Pacific League of Associations of Rheumatology and AFLAR, African League of Associations for Rheumatology. ILAR has taken leadership in the development of global consensus on the diagnosis of rheumatological diseases especially juvenile idiopathic arthritis[2] It published the ILAR Journal.


  1. ^ Boers, M; Tugwell, P; Felson, DT; van Riel, PL; Kirwan, JR; Edmonds, JP; Smolen, JS; Khaltaev, N; Muirden, KD (Sep 1994). "World Health Organization and International League of Associations for Rheumatology core endpoints for symptom modifying antirheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials". J Rheumatol Suppl. 41: 86–9. PMID 7799394.
  2. ^ "Juvenile idiopathic arthritis classified by the ILAR criteria: HLA associations in UK patients". Rheumatology. Oct 2002. Archived from the original on 2011-01-21.