Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

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: 2018  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--75

Incidental global hypometabolism in the brain of patient with AIDS-related dementia seen on 18f-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography


Priyanka Verma, Ramesh V Asopa 
 Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Memorial Centre Annexe, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Priyanka Verma
Radiation Medicine Centre, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Tata Memorial Centre Annexe, Jerbai Wadia Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related dementia is the most severe form of neurocognitive disorder in patients with AIDS. It is relatively uncommon in postantiretroviral therapy (HAART) era and is associated with a high cerebrospinal fluid CSF/plasma viral load. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has proven useful in malignancies, infections, and central nervous system lesions in HIV-infected patients and has been used to explore regional cerebral glucose metabolism patterns in HIV-positive patients with and without cognitive impairment. We present the case of a 36-year-old male with AIDS presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin, where global brain hypometabolism was noted incidentally on FDG PET/CT referred for identification of the infective focus/tumor causing the fever.


How to cite this article:
Verma P, Asopa RV. Incidental global hypometabolism in the brain of patient with AIDS-related dementia seen on 18f-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography.Indian J Nucl Med 2018;33:73-75


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Verma P, Asopa RV. Incidental global hypometabolism in the brain of patient with AIDS-related dementia seen on 18f-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 27 ];33:73-75
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