Parkinsonism in Caplan's syndrome

G. Rizzo, C. Scaglione, G. Lopane, A. Pollini, E. Tommasoni, Paolo Martinelli

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Parkinsonism is a rare feature of immunological diseases. We describe a 67-year-old man with Caplan's syndrome (CS) and parkinsonism. CS is an immunologic disease characterised by the presence of rheumatoid arthritis associated with a specific form of pneumoconiosis. Parkinsonism as a manifestation of involvement of the central nervous system in this condition has never been reported. Following immunosuppressive treatment both the CS and the parkinsonian signs and symptoms showed a marked improvement. The role of immune mechanisms in these parkinsonian syndromes is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006


  • Caplan's syndrome
  • Immunologic disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Rizzo, G., Scaglione, C., Lopane, G., Pollini, A., Tommasoni, E., & Martinelli, P. (2006). Parkinsonism in Caplan's syndrome. Neurological Sciences, 27(1), 67-69.