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Pacemaker-related infection detected by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography.
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PMID:  24291467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lead endocarditis (LE) is one of the most feared complications and remains a challenging diagnosis in cardiology due to the possibility of an obscure clinical course and symptoms, leading to a delayed diagnosis, or even no diagnosis. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) appears to be a valuable imaging technique and has been shown to have advantages in the diagnosis of patients with fever of unknown origin. We present the case of a 52-year-old man with a 3-year history of intermittent fever, chills, anemia, and weight loss (13kg). He was submitted to an extensive investigation to clarify his symptoms and all results were negative. LE was finally diagnosed by FDG PET/CT. This examination could become a useful noninvasive method for the detection of LE at an earlier stage, thus avoiding repeated tests and reducing the length of hospital stay.
Giselle de Lima Peixoto; Rinaldo Focaccia Siciliano; Raphael Abegão Camargo; Fabiana Lucas Bueno; José Soares Júnior; Roberto Costa; Tânia Mara Varejão Strabelli; Martino Martinelli Filho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-3511     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9610933     Medline TA:  Int J Infect Dis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Heart Institute (InCor), Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Enéas de Caravalho Aguiar, 44, CEP 05403-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:
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