The scintigraphic presentation of pott's disease

M. Brophey, L. Lamki, B. Barron, P. Chen, A. Gokaslan

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Abstract

A 25-year-old women underwent bone end Ga-67 scintigraphy for the evaluation of severe neck and back pain and fever of unknown origin (FUO). The striking scintigraphic and correlative MR/findings involving the axial skeleton are presented. These findings guided clinicians in obtaining a CT directed biopsy which eventually grew a sensitive strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The increased incidence of tuberculosis in the general population is an important reason to consider the continued use of Ga-67 scintigraphy in the investigation of patients with FUO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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