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Caplan syndrome is swelling (inflammation) and scarring of the lungs in people with rheumatoid arthritis who have been exposed to mining dust containing coal. The lung disease is called coal worker’s pneumoconiosis.
What are the causes?
Caplan syndrome is caused by breathing in coal mining dust. This causes inflammation and can lead to the development of many small lung lumps (nodules) and mild asthma-like airway disease.
Some people who have been exposed to the dust have severe lung scarring that makes it difficult for their lungs to carry oxygen to the bloodstream (called progressive massive fibrosis). People with rheumatoid arthritis do not seem more likely to have this complication of scarring.
What are the symptoms?
- Joint swelling and pain
- Nodules of the skin (rheumatoid nodules)
- Shortness of breath
What to do now?
If you believe you are suffering from Caplan Syndrome or have been diagnosed with it you may able to claim compensation. Contact LPS we work on a No Win No Fee basis so call our Industrial Disease solicitors today on 0800 996 1807, complete our short form, text 4myclaim to 88802 or chat to us online now.