Early recognition of aortitis of the aorta ascendens with 18F-FDG PET/CT: syphilitic?

We present the case of a 42-year-old woman known with a human leukocyte antigen B27 positive ankylosing spondylitis. Despite treatment with a tumor necrosis factor blocking agent, the patient was not pain free and inflammation markers remained elevated. An 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) was performed… CONTINUE READING