Symptoms & Signs
- Joint swelling and pain
- Nodules of the skin (rheumatoid nodules)
- Shortness of breath
Diagnosis & Tests
Your health care provider will take a detailed medical history that will include questions about your jobs (past and present) and other possible sources of exposure to mining dust. The health care provider will also do a physical exam, paying special attention to the presence of joint and skin disease.
Other tests can include:
- Chest x-ray
- Joint x-rays
- Pulmonary function tests
- Rheumatoid factor titer test
Caplan syndrome : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Caplan syndrome : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Caplan syndrome : Treatment
Review Date : 4/16/2009
Reviewed By : David A. Kaufman, MD, Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital-Yale New Haven Health System, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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