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Vol 24, No 1 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2021-01-29
Submitted: 2020-07-14
Accepted: 2020-12-22
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Fever of Unknown Origin — infected Fistula-in-Ano as the focus on 18F-FDG PET-CT

Punit Sharma
DOI: 10.5603/NMR.2021.0007
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Pubmed: 33576483
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Nucl. Med. Rev 2021;24(1):31-32.

open access

Vol 24, No 1 (2021)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2021-01-29
Submitted: 2020-07-14
Accepted: 2020-12-22

Abstract

Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) is a vexing clinical problem. Diagnosis of aetiology is essential for definitive management.
A wide array of infective, inflammatory, malignant and miscellaneous pathologies can cause FUO. Hybrid imaging with
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is now an integral part of
FUO management because of its ability to demonstrate the cause in a large proportion of cases. The authors present the case
of a 42-year-old male, where an infected fistula-in-ano was detected as the cause of FUO on 18F-FDG PET-CT.

Abstract

Fever of Unknown Origin (FUO) is a vexing clinical problem. Diagnosis of aetiology is essential for definitive management.
A wide array of infective, inflammatory, malignant and miscellaneous pathologies can cause FUO. Hybrid imaging with
18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is now an integral part of
FUO management because of its ability to demonstrate the cause in a large proportion of cases. The authors present the case
of a 42-year-old male, where an infected fistula-in-ano was detected as the cause of FUO on 18F-FDG PET-CT.

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Keywords

FUO; FDG; PET-CT; fistula-in-ano

About this article
Title

Fever of Unknown Origin — infected Fistula-in-Ano as the focus on 18F-FDG PET-CT

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 24, No 1 (2021)

Article type

Clinical vignette

Pages

31-32

Published online

2021-01-29

DOI

10.5603/NMR.2021.0007

Pubmed

33576483

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2021;24(1):31-32.

Keywords

FUO
FDG
PET-CT
fistula-in-ano

Authors

Punit Sharma

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