Q fever with lymphadenopathy on f-18 FDG PET

Kentaro Takanami, Tomohiro Kaneta, Tsutomu Tamada, Takayuki Yamada, Shuichi Higano, Shogo Yamada, Hiroshi Fukuda, Shoki Takahashi

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A 22-year-old woman with a high fever of unknown origin underwent PET imaging that demonstrated intense uptake in a swollen abdominal lymph node. After treatment with antibiotics consisting of doxycycline and rifampicin, the fever went down and both the size and uptake in the lymph node also decreased. Later, the patient was serologically diagnosed to have acute Q fever. This report indicates that FDG PET/CT may be useful for identifying lymphadenopathy because of Q fever.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-437
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun


  • FDG
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Q fever

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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