Extrapulmonary tuberculosis presented as fever of unknown origin in two patients with endstage kidney disease not on dialysis: usefulness of 18-FDG-PET/CT in the diagnostic localization of fever of unknown origin.

Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the common causes of fever of unknown origin in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is more common in CKD patients, and is, unfortunately, often underdiagnosed despite extensive assessments. Recently, fluorine-18-deoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13730-015-0181-2

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