Whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in patients with active polymyalgia rheumatica: evidence for distinctive bursitis and large-vessel vasculitis.

@article{Yamashita2012WholebodyFP,
  title={Whole-body fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in patients with active polymyalgia rheumatica: evidence for distinctive bursitis and large-vessel vasculitis.},
  author={Hiroyuki Yamashita and Kazuo Kubota and Yuko Takahashi and Ryogo Minaminoto and Miyako Morooka and Kimiteru Ito and Toshikazu Kano and Hiroshi Kaneko and Hiroshi Takashima and Akio Mimoiri},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={705-11}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation in large joints, bursas, and large vessels in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) using 18-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and to differentiate PMR from similar diseases. METHODS Fourteen untreated patients with active PMR and 17 control patients with rheumatoid arthritis (n = 11) or other active rheumatic diseases (n = 6) underwent 18-FDG PET/CT. FDG uptake in large joints, bursas and… CONTINUE READING
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