Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 36(3); 1989 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1989;36(3):280-285.
DOI:    Published online September 1, 1989.
A Case of Caplan`s Syndrome with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Young Zun Kim, Kyung Ah Kim, Young Lim, Im Goung Yun
Department of Occupational Disease, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea
공동성 폐결핵을 동반한 카프란씨 증후군 1예
김영준, 김경아, 임영, 윤임중
Caplan's syndrome is an accelerated formation of pulmonary nodules that occurs to patients who have both rheumatoid arthritis and pneumoconiosis. It was firstly reported in coal worker's pneumoconiosis but subsequently has been noted in association with other thpes of pneumoconiosis. Large conglomerating mass in complicated pneumoconiosis develop and cavitation may occur. Pulmonary tubercul osis is one of the most common complications of pneumoconiosis. The patients with pneumoconiotuberculosis treat more intensely and longer times of period than other patients with tuberculosis. We report a case of Caplan’s syndrome associated with cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis occurred in a 58-years-old man.

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