Mycobacterial Lymphadenitis in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Patient: Usefulness of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography for Diagnosis and Monitoring the Response to Treatment

Luca Filippi, Barbara Sardella, Orazio Schillaci, Oreste Bagni

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Abstract

Lymphadenitis, due to typical or atypical Mycobacterium, is a clinical condition frequently associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Differential diagnosis between benign and malignant causes may be a challenge for clinicians. In this regard, the role of positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) has still not been fully explored. We describe a case of 30-year-old male, infected by HIV, with mycobacterial lymphadenitis, in which 18FDG-PET and PET-derived parameters resulted useful for guiding diagnosis and monitoring the response to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-331
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 4 2019

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