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[18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography is a useful tool to diagnose the early stage of Takayasu's arteritis and to evaluate the activity of the disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16906376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Takayasu's arteritis (TA) is a rare disease that can be difficult to diagnose in its early stage. A young woman with a fever and neck pain was thought to have TA, although computed tomographic angiography did not show any specific changes of the arteries. [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([(18)F]FDG-PET) was performed to detect the source of the inflammation. Specific accumulation of [(18)F]FDG-6-phosphate in the thoracic aorta and its direct branches was observed, leading to a diagnosis of TA. [(18)F]FDG-PET is therefore considered to be useful for the diagnosis of early-stage TA.
Kunihiko Umekita; Ichiro Takajo; Syunichi Miyauchi; Katoko Tsurumura; Siro Ueno; Norio Kusumoto; Yasufumi Kai; Masayuki Kuroki; Takashi Sasaki; Akihiko Okayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1439-7595     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-08-14     Completed Date:  2006-10-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, 5200 Kihara, Kiyotake, Miyazaki, 889-0012, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Early Diagnosis
Fever of Unknown Origin / physiopathology,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use
Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
Radiopharmaceuticals / diagnostic use
Severity of Illness Index
Subclavian Artery / radiography
Takayasu Arteritis / physiopathology*,  radiography,  radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Radiopharmaceuticals; 63503-12-8/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18

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