Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

INTERESTING IMAGE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 368--369

Hypermetabolic diffuse proximal small bowel wall thickening on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography? Consider strongyloidiasis among the differentials


Piyush Chandra1, Srinvas Chakravarthy2, Deepti Jain2, Satish Nath1 
1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pathology, MIOT International, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Piyush Chandra
Department of Nuclear Medicine, MIOT International, Manapakkam, Chennai - 600 056, Tamil Nadu
India

Strongyloidiasis is an emerging tropical/subtropical parasitic infection commonly encountered in immunocompromised patients and often accompanied by life-threatening gram-negative bacteremia. We presented an interesting image of a critically ill 66-year-old lady, an asthmatic on high dose steroids, presenting with unexplained fever and vomiting where fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography and endoscopic biopsy revealed this often neglected pathogenic nematode.


How to cite this article:
Chandra P, Chakravarthy S, Jain D, Nath S. Hypermetabolic diffuse proximal small bowel wall thickening on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography? Consider strongyloidiasis among the differentials.Indian J Nucl Med 2018;33:368-369


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Chandra P, Chakravarthy S, Jain D, Nath S. Hypermetabolic diffuse proximal small bowel wall thickening on fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography? Consider strongyloidiasis among the differentials. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Nov 17 ];33:368-369
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