Active subcutaneous calcinosis demonstrated by fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in a case of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis

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Abstract

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a rheumatic autoimmune disease of unknown origin causing fibrosis of the skin and the internal organs. The limited cutaneous variant is the most common subtype of SSc, and it is predominantly characterized by skin and soft-tissues involvement. A 72-year-old woman, who had been diagnosed with the limited cutaneous form of SSc 16 years before, underwent fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) examination due to unexplained weight loss and recent onset of fatigue and joint pain. PET/CT images showed widespread soft-tissue calcinosis characterized by elevated glucose uptake.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-155
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume31
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Positron emission tomography/computed tomography
  • soft-tissue calcinosis
  • systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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