CASE OF CAPLAN SYNDROME AND OSTEOPOROSIS

Dr B Abhilash Nair, Dr V Padma, Dr Induja

Abstract


Caplan Syndrome is an inammatory reactive pulmonary condition to dust in a patient with Rheumatoid
arthritis due to exposure to coal/silica/asbestos. It may be associated with any other diseases.
SUMMARY: A case of Caplan Syndrome in a 74-year-old female, known diabetic, know rheumatoid arthritis Patient, who
presented with breathlessness and fever. Her X-ray showed unusual opacities on right side, and spine x-ray showed compression
fracture of T10.Dexa scan was done. Patient was discharged from hospital after improving symptomatically. Thus, a diagnosis of
Caplan syndrome and osteoporosis was done.


Keywords


X-ray, Hrct, dexa scan

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