PET/CT: First-line examination to assess disease extent of disseminated coccidioidomycosis

Jason Foerter, John Sundell, Penny Vroman

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Abstract

Coccidioidomycosis is an infection caused by inhalation of the Coccidioides fungus. Most infections remain subclinical or are confined to the pulmonary system. Disseminated disease is rare. Traditionally, a combination of imaging modalities has been used to determine disease extent. We suggest 18F-FDG PET/CT as a single first-line imaging examination to assess disease extent. We present a case of disseminated coccidioidomycosis to the lung, mediastinum, soft tissues, and skeletal system. To our knowledge, no prior case reports demonstrate such widespread disease using PET/CT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-213
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Osteolytic lesions
  • PET/CT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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