There is no specific treatment for Caplan syndrome.
Attending support groups with other people who have similar diseases can help you understand your disease and adjust to its treatment and other lifestyle changes.
Caplan syndrome rarely causes serious breathing trouble or disability, but it can increase the risk for tuberculosis (TB). People who have it should be screened for exposure to TB.
- Increased risk for tuberculosis
- Progressive massive fibrosis (scarring)
- Side effects of medications
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you have symptoms of Caplan syndrome.
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.