Short communication| Volume 345, ISSUE 1-2, P244-247, October 15, 2014

Clinical usefulness of FDG PET/CT in the detection of unusual central nervous system infections


      • Two unusual CNS infection cases were successfully detected by FDG PET/CT.
      • FDG PET/CT may have implications for the comprehensive assessment.
      • Exploitation of FDG PET/CT for detecting rare CNS infections seems justified.


      We report two unusual cases of suppurative meningomyelitis and ventriculitis which were successfully detected by FDG PET/CT. The extent of disease and response to treatment were well-delineated. Our data suggest that FDG PET/CT may be clinically useful in patients with rare infections of the central nervous system.


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