Abnormal positron emission tomographic scan due to undiagnosed adrenal histoplasmosis

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Abstract

Infection with Histoplasma capsulatum may result in clinical signs and symptoms consistent with malignancy or infection. Microbiologic and immunologic diagnostic tests for histoplasmosis may yield false-negative results and lead to additional testing for the malignancies it may mimic. We report a patient with negative initial study results for infection who was found on evaluation to have bilateral adrenomegaly and adrenal uptake on F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography suggestive of a neoplastic process. On further testing, the patient was found to have adrenal histoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-366
Number of pages2
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume19
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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Histoplasmosis
Electrons
Infection
Histoplasma
Neoplastic Processes
Immunologic Tests
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Positron-Emission Tomography
Signs and Symptoms
Neoplasms

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Abnormal positron emission tomographic scan due to undiagnosed adrenal histoplasmosis. / Gelfand, Michael; Cleveland, Kerry; Baskin, Reed C.

In: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Vol. 19, No. 5, 01.09.2011, p. 365-366.

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