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Caplan syndrome

Pronunciation: kap'lan

Definition: intrapulmonary nodules, histologically similar to subcutaneous rheumatoid nodules, associated with rheumatoid arthritis and pneumoconiosis in coal workers.

Synonym(s): Caplan nodules

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