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Tuberculous Arthritis-Unexpected Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Detected by FDG PET/CT.
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PMID:  23334148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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ABSTRACT: FDG PET/CT imaging has been used in various medical fields, including neoplastic and infectious diseases, for a long time. We reported a 62-year-old man with fever, chronic cough, arthralgia of the left side of the hip, and body weight loss. Chest radiograph showed increased infiltration in both upper lungs, and the acid-fast stain of sputum was positive. Whole-body PET/CT scan revealed a lesion with intense FDG uptake in the joint of the side left of the hip. Osteoarthritis of the hip was initially impressed by an orthopedist. However, tuberculous arthritis was subsequently confirmed by deep pus culture.
Authors:
Jui-Hsing Wang; Chih-Yu Chi; Kuo-Hsi Lin; Mao-Wang Ho; Chia-Hung Kao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e93-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the *Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital; †China Medical University; ‡Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
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