Multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis resembling skeletal metastatic disease: Evaluation with Tc-99m MDP and Ga-67 citrate

R. Hardoff, M. Efrat, S. Gips

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Abstract

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis is uncommon in the western world. In the United States, skeletal involvement accounts for 1-2% of all cases of tuberculosis end about 10% of extrapulmonary disease. As a result of lymphohematogenous dissemination, infection of bone and joints with Mycobacterium tuberculosis occurs concomitantly with the pulmonary infection. Because malignant bone disease is more common even in children, the diagnosis of tuberculosis may be delayed. GH7 scintigraphy is generally used for follow-up in soft tissue and bone infection. However, its pattern in multifocal osteoarticular tuberculosis has not been reported. The authors describe the scintigraphic patterns of bone and Ga-67 imaging in a 12-year- old girl with multifocal bone and joint tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-281
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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