F-18 FDG PET in infectious diseases in children.

  title={F-18 FDG PET in infectious diseases in children.},
  author={Gis{\`e}le Depas and Thierry Decortis and Nadine Francotte and Guy Bricteux and Roland Hustinx},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  volume={32 8},
PURPOSE The aim is to report our observations regarding the role of F-18 FDG PET in children's infectious processes. MATERIAL AND METHODS A presentation is made of 3 neonatal infections unresponsive to treatment, 2 invasive infections in immunocompromised children, and 1 discitis in an immunocompetent child. PET or PET/CT was performed to address a specific question pertaining to the management of the diseases. Results were correlated with the clinical outcome. The impact on patient… CONTINUE READING
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