ID 111539
Author
Morita, Naomi The University of Tokushima
Yamashita, Kyo The University of Tokushima
Keywords
FDG-PET/CT
vasculitis
arteritis
inflammation
therapy monitoring
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
We report three cases of vasculitis evaluated by FDG-PET/CT. Vasculitis is defined as inflammatory changes and necrosis in the aterial wall. The patients presented with non-specific symptoms such as fever up or elevated inflammatory markers. FDG-PET/CT clearly demonstrated intense FDG uptake in vessel walls. A 72-year-old female patient with a one month history of pyrexia had abnormal laboratory data suggesting an inflammatory process. FDG-PET/CT was very useful for the diagnosis of vasculitis. Steroid therapy was introduced. Normalization of laboratory data and symptomatic improvement correlated with normalization of FDG uptake in the vessels.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
AA12022913
Publisher
Faculty of Medicine Tokushima University
Volume
54
Issue
3-4
Start Page
345
End Page
349
Sort Key
345
Published Date
2007-08
EDB ID
DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences