Jpn J Radiol 2010 Dec 30;28(10):759-62. Epub 2010 Dec 30.
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan.
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Clin Nucl Med 2012 Jul;37(7):692-3
T8, University College London Hospitals, Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research, Research Department of Infection and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
The use of PET/CT for determining systemic Kaposi sarcoma (KS) involvement and treatment response remains to be formally assessed. Pretreatment human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8) viral load may predict clinical response of KS to therapy; however, its role in treatment monitoring and correlation with PET/CT findings is unknown. We report PET/CT findings and HHV-8 viral loads of a 46-year-old man with HIV-associated lymphadenopathic KS. Read More
Jpn J Radiol 2010 Apr 1;28(3):231-4. Epub 2010 May 1.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Spedali Civili di Brescia, Brescia, Italy.
We report a case of a 38-year-old man affected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with a diagnosis of Castleman's disease, plasmablastic type human herpes virus 8 infection, and Kaposi sarcoma based on a histological examination of one cervical lymph node biopsy. The patient underwent (18)F-2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET/CT). (18)F-FDG-PET/ CT seems to be a valuable tool in patients with HIV-associated Castleman's disease and Kaposi sarcoma. Read More
Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2012 May;24(4):309-11
BMC Med Imaging 2015 Jul 18;15:24. Epub 2015 Jul 18.
Center for Infectious Diseases and Infection Control, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: In human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) due to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection is one of the most difficult types of IRIS to manage. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) has been suggested as a useful tool for evaluating the inflammatory status of HIV-infected patients. We present the first case of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)-associated IRIS (MAC-IRIS) that was successfully followed up using 18F-FDG PET/CT. Read More