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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:05 Apr 2016 15:03
Publisher:Hans Huber
Publisher DOI:10.1024/1661-8157/a000544
PubMed ID:21614765

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