FDG-PET of Takayasu's arteritis.
Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba Pref, Japan, email@example.com.Show MeSH
Mentions: A 71-year-old woman presented with low-grade fever, appetite loss, and weight loss of four months' duration. She had fainted one month earlier during cervical extension and rotation. Physical examination revealed an abdominal aortic bruit and at least a 10 mmHg difference in systolic blood pressure between her arms. Fluorodeoxy glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) images showed increased FDG uptake in the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta, as well as the carotid and subclavian arterial branches (Figs. 1 and 2). Takayasu’s arteritis was diagnosed. All symptoms improved with prednisolone 30 mg/day.Figure 1
Affiliation: Department of General Medicine, Chiba University Hospital, 1-8-1, Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba-city, Chiba Pref, Japan, firstname.lastname@example.org.