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Diagnostics 2018, 8(2), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics8020027

Concomitant Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Large-Vessel Vasculitis Visualized on 18F-FDG PET/CT

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Department of Clinical Physiology, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET Center, Aarhus University Hospital, Palle Juul-Jensens Blvd. 99, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark
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Received: 10 April 2018 / Revised: 19 April 2018 / Accepted: 20 April 2018 / Published: 22 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Medical Imaging)
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Abstract

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) are related rheumatic diseases which are occasionally present concomitantly. PMR is characterized by synovitis and bursitis. In LVV, inflammation of the blood vessel wall is seen. Both disorders can be difficult to diagnose since patients often present non-specific symptoms and results of blood tests. The non-specific symptoms cannot always be distinguished from symptoms indicating an occult malignancy. We present a case of PMR and LVV in a Scandinavian man visualized on [18F]-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) with the presentation of typically affected sites of joints and arteries and with the same imaging modality ruling out occult malignancy. View Full-Text
Keywords: Polymyalgia rheumatica; large-vessel vasculitis; inflammation; 18F-FDG PET/CT Polymyalgia rheumatica; large-vessel vasculitis; inflammation; 18F-FDG PET/CT
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Maestri Brittain, J.; Gormsen, L.C.; von Benzon, E.; Andersen, K.F. Concomitant Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Large-Vessel Vasculitis Visualized on 18F-FDG PET/CT. Diagnostics 2018, 8, 27.

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