A 18F-fluoro-dezoxiglükóz pozitronemissziós tomográfia/komputertomográfia szerepe az ismeretlen eredetu láz felderítésében, egy eset kapcsán

Translated title of the contribution: The role of FDG PET/CT discovering the cause of fever of unknown origin

Bernadett Szucs, Edit Nagy, Stefan Talev, Ildikó Garai, László Galuska

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Abstract

The fever of unknown origin from time to time constitutes a serious clinical problem and nearly all diagnostic methods are involved to discover urgently its cause. According to literature data 18F-fluoro- deoxyglucose PET/CT was successful in 25-70% of cases even in patients without any positive findings with conventional diagnostic techniques. The Hungarian National Health Fund does not include fever of unknown origin in the list of reimbursed 18F-fluoro-deoxyglucose PET/CT indications. The authors try to illustrate the clinical problem with this case report. Fever of unknown origin persisted in a patient for a year, but conventional diagnostic procedures were unsuccessful to find the cause of the fever. Finally, 18F- fluoro-deoxyglucose PET/CT indicated a metabolically active focus between the pancreas tail and the spleen. After a long-lasting antibiotic therapy the patient became symptomfree.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)227-231
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Volume153
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2012

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