Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Accumulation in Blastomyces dermatitidis-Associated Inflammation in a Dog.

TitleFluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Accumulation in Blastomyces dermatitidis-Associated Inflammation in a Dog.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
JournalClinical positron imaging : official journal of the Institute for Clinical P.E.T
Volume2
Issue4
Pagination217-221
ISSN1095-0397
Abstract

Whole-body positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (F-18 FDG) was performed in a dog with blastomycosis. Prior to PET scanning, blastomycotic lesions had been identified in both eyes, lungs, and tracheobronchial lymph nodes. Increased F-18 FDG uptake was present in these sites in addition to multiple organs without previous clinical evidence of disease. All sites of F-18 FDG uptake were confirmed histologically to be blastomycotic granulomas. F-18 FDG-PET scanning may be useful for defining the extent of fungal disease and detecting persistent foci of infection.

URLhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1095039799000242
Short TitleClin Positron Imaging
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