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Hypercalcemia with extraosseous MDP uptake in a bone scan as initial presentation in a case of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.
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PMID:  21546747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A middle-aged lady presented with headache, vomiting of sudden-onset with intermittent evening rise of temperature. She also had slurring of speech with no loss of consciousness or altered sensorium. The patient was under evaluation for hypercalcemia. A whole body bone scan was done to look for causes of hypercalcemia and the scan showed extraosseous 99m Tc MDP (Technetium Methylene Di Phosphonate) uptake. One of the causes of extraosseous MDP uptake is cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). On close interrogation the patient gave a history of hypopigmented dermal patches for more than 2 years duration. The coexisting dermal patches raised suspicion of CTCL. Skin biopsy confirmed CTCL. The patient was referred to oncology and was planned for six cycles of chemotherapy.
Authors:
Shanmuga Sundaram Palaniswamy; S Padma; Vijay Harish; Jay Kumar Rai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cancer research and therapeutics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1998-4138     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cancer Res Ther     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101249598     Medline TA:  J Cancer Res Ther     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PETCT, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Elamakkara Post, Cochin, Kerala, India.
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