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J Rheum Dis. 2015 Dec;22(6):382-386. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jrd.2015.22.5.382
Yoo SJ , Lee JC , Kim Y , Yoo IS , Shim SC , Kim KH , Kang SW .
Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. kangsw@cnuh.co.kr
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
Abstract

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis which typically occurs in persons over 50 years old. GCA is closely related to polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). A temporal artery biopsy is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of GCA. Recently, there is increasing evidence for the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) in diagnosis of vasculitis. Here, we report on a case of a 67-year-old Korean male who was diagnosed with atypical GCA in subclinical stage concomitant with PMR by 18F-FDG-PET. After treatment, abnormal findings of 18F-FDG-PET were improved.

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