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Disseminated tuberculosis infection : a super 18F-FDG PET/CT appearance.


Nordin, Abdul Jalil and Rossetti, Claudio and Abdul Rahim, Noraini (2009) Disseminated tuberculosis infection : a super 18F-FDG PET/CT appearance. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, 36 (5). p. 882. ISSN 1619-7070; ESSN: 1619-7089


A 28-year-old immigrant presented with a 2-week history of throbbing headache. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) examination showed multiple brain abscesses. He is a known defaulter from miliary tuberculosis treatment. 18F-FDG PET/CT demonstrated multiple visually high metabolic activity lesions disseminated in the brain, thorax, abdomen and pelvis [1]. The maximum standard uptake values (SUVmax) of these lesions were substantially > 3.0 and comparable to the uptake of FDG-avid malignant lesions. These findings demand careful image interpretation implicating false-positive results [2, 3]. Our case illustrates the usefulness of 18F-FDG PET/CT in mapping active tuberculous lesions which can be used for baseline study [4].

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00259-009-1107-z
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Keywords: Tuberculosis infection; Tuberculous lesions; 18F-FDG PET/CT; Appearance.
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 02:09
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2015 03:14
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14099
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