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Franzen, D; Bürgi, U; Gaspert, A; Kohler, M (2011). Rheumatoide Arthritis und interstitielle Lungenveränderungen – Ein klarer Fall! Oder eben doch nicht? Praxis, 100(11):659-663.
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In a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and asymptomatic, diffuse reticulo-nodular lung parenchymal alterations with upper lobe predominance, a Caplan syndrome (CS) was diagnosed. According to the size of the pulmonary nodules, classification into two subtypes of the CS has been proposed: the classic (Caplan) type and the silicotic type. Patients with CS often present with considerable x-ray or computertomographic changes but relatively few symptoms. However, in case of respiratory symptoms, infectious complications or pneumotoxic side effects of the immunsuppressive/immune-modulating pharmacotherapy for RA must be encountered in the differential diagnosis.
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|Other titles:||Rheumatoid arthritis and interstitial lung alterations – a clear case, isn’t it?|
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic and Policlinic for Internal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Surgical Pathology
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||28 Oct 2011 14:29|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:47|
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