Case report of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis pneumoconiosis, amyloidosis. When we can diagnose Caplan’s syndrome
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Online publication date: 2006-11-16
Reumatologia 2006;44(5):285–290
We describe a male patient with pneumoconiosis and diagnosed RA, amyloidosis, nephritic syndrome and renal insufficiency. This particular case report has underlined aggressive progression of RA with rapid involvement of kidneys in the disease as well as differential diagnosis of lung changes in this case. Despite applying aggressive therapy with cyclophosphamide a constant progression of changes and renal failure was observed. Pulmonary changes were not clinically significant and did not demand any treatment.
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