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Question 1


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1) Caplan syndrome has been defined as multiple pulmonary nodules and ...
    1. Inorganic dust exposure in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis
    2. Inorganic dust exposure in patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus
    3. Interstitial lung disease in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis
    4. Interstitial lung disease in patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus
    5. Progressive massive fibrosis
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    Question by: Cimmie Shahan - Author Info

    Approved by: James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D.

    Question 2


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    2) Pulmonary nodules of Caplan syndrome may cavitate or calcify with reported complications that include ...
      1. Pneumothorax
      2. Pleural effusion
      3. Colonization by aspergillus
      4. a and c
      5. a, b, and c
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      Approved by: James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D.

      Question 3


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      3) The natural progression of pulmonary nodules in Caplan syndrome is best described by which of the following statements.
        1. Pulmonary nodules slowly evolve over years and persist without healing
        2. Pulmonary nodules evolve slowly over years and may heal slowly leaving behind scarring
        3. Pulmonary nodules evolve rapidly in weeks to months, persist unchanged for many years, and may heal slowly leaving behind scarring.
        4. Pulmonary nodules evolve rapidly in weeks to months and heal rapidly leaving behind scarring.
        5. Pulmonary nodules evolve rapidly in weeks to months and persist without healing
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        Approved by: James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D.

        Question 4


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        4) Which of the following statements regarding Caplan syndrome is true?
          1. Pulmonary nodules of Caplan syndrome can be distinguished histopathologically from both necrobiotic rheumatoid nodules in patients without Caplan syndrome and from simple pneumoconiotic nodules
          2. Imaging findings of Caplan syndrome can be unilateral or bilateral and can be localized or diffuse.
          3. Most patients with Caplan syndrome are symptomatic with adverse effects on lung function tests.
          4. a and b
          5. a, b, and c
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          Question by: Cimmie Shahan - Author Info

          Approved by: James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D.

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