Various forms of (18)F-FDG PET and PET/CT findings in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.

  title={Various forms of (18)F-FDG PET and PET/CT findings in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.},
  author={Z. Reh{\'a}k and Jiř{\'i} Va{\vs}ina and Petr Němec and Zdeněk Fojt{\'i}k and Renata Koukalov{\'a} and Zbyněk Bortl{\'i}{\vc}ek and Dorota Rehakova and Jan Adam and Alena Vavrusova and Zdeněk Adam},
  journal={Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacky, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia},
  volume={159 4},
AIM Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a disease presenting with pain and stiffness, mainly in shoulders, hip joints and neck. Laboratory markers of inflammation may bolster diagnosis. PMR afflicts patients over 50 years old, predominantly women, and may also accompany giant cell arteritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS 67 patients, who fullfiled Healey´s criteria for PMR in the period between 2004 and 2013 and had positive FDG PET (PET/CT) findings were retrospectively evaluated. FDG uptake was assessed… CONTINUE READING
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