18F-FDG PET/CT Imaging of Vasculitis Complicated with Relapsing Polychondritis

Hiroki Kamada, Kentaro Takanami, Yoshitaka Toyama, Mioko Saito, Kei Takase

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We present a case of a 38-year-old woman who complained with cough, fever, and back pain with a weight loss. 18F-FDG PET/CT to search fever origin revealed uptake in the tracheobronchial and the left auricular cartilage and wall of the thoracic aorta. She underwent biopsy of the left auricle and was diagnosed with relapsing polychondritis (RP) complicating vasculitis. After steroid therapy, FDG PET/CT demonstrated regression of inflammation, showing decreases in the uptakes. Vasculitis should be considered in case of RP with systemic manifestations. Our case demonstrated the utility of FDG PET/CT in evaluation of RP lesions including aortitis.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)e327-e328
ジャーナルClinical Nuclear Medicine
45
7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 7 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 放射線学、核医学およびイメージング

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