Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 336--338

A rare case of pulmonary schistosomiasis: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings


Andrea Cimini1, Maria Ricci1, Agostino Chiaravalloti2, Antonio Crocco1, Francesca Russo1, Orazio Schillaci2 
1 Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy
2 Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University Tor Vergata, Rome; Department of Nuclear Medicine IRCSS, Neuromed, Pozzilli, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Andrea Cimini
University Tor Vergata, Viale Oxford 81, 00133, Rome
Italy

Schistosomiasis is a helminthic infection acquired through direct contact with contaminated fresh water. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case pulmonary of schistosomias is evaluated with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) reported in the literature. Functional imaging with 18F-FDG PET/CT may help in the diagnosis of schistosomiasis, leading to a correct definition of the disease extension.


How to cite this article:
Cimini A, Ricci M, Chiaravalloti A, Crocco A, Russo F, Schillaci O. A rare case of pulmonary schistosomiasis: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings.Indian J Nucl Med 2020;35:336-338


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Cimini A, Ricci M, Chiaravalloti A, Crocco A, Russo F, Schillaci O. A rare case of pulmonary schistosomiasis: 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography findings. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 18 ];35:336-338
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