Early detection of encephalitis with 18F-FDG PET/CT

M. C. Gaeta, M. Godani, R. Nunziata, C. Capellini, A. Ciarmiello

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Abstract

Encephalitis is a relatively rare condition for which making an accurate diagnosis can be challenging. In fact, clinical features are not specific and structural imaging can be normal in a considerable number of cases. However, an early diagnosis is important as many forms of treatment are effective if started promptly. Even though recent guidelines do not recommend 18F-FDG PET/CT for patients with suspected encephalitis, the case presented suggests that 18F-FDG PET/CT may play a relevant role for the early diagnosis of this clinical condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-190
Number of pages3
JournalRevista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Encephalitis
  • FDG PET/CT
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Gaeta, M. C., Godani, M., Nunziata, R., Capellini, C., & Ciarmiello, A. (2015). Early detection of encephalitis with 18F-FDG PET/CT. Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular, 34(3), 188-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.remn.2014.11.002

Early detection of encephalitis with 18F-FDG PET/CT. / Gaeta, M. C.; Godani, M.; Nunziata, R.; Capellini, C.; Ciarmiello, A.

In: Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular, Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.05.2015, p. 188-190.

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Gaeta, MC, Godani, M, Nunziata, R, Capellini, C & Ciarmiello, A 2015, 'Early detection of encephalitis with 18F-FDG PET/CT', Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 188-190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.remn.2014.11.002
Gaeta, M. C. ; Godani, M. ; Nunziata, R. ; Capellini, C. ; Ciarmiello, A. / Early detection of encephalitis with 18F-FDG PET/CT. In: Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular. 2015 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 188-190.
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