Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in relapsing polychondritis.

  title={Utility of 18F-FDG PET/CT in relapsing polychondritis.},
  author={Gabor Bayer and Elisabeth Diot and Benoit Erra},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  volume={108 4},
A 37-year-old woman was admitted after 3 days of fever, cough and diffuse pain. She had a 6-month history of relapsing polychondritis treated with steroids and, initially, cyclophosphamide. Cyclophosphamide was stopped after the third infusion due to anaphylactic shock and replaced by mycophenolate mofetil. On physical examination, she had dyspnea with serious wheeze, dry cough and diffuse pain. She also had alopecia, eczematiform dermatitis and the characteristic nose deformation of… CONTINUE READING


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