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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 187-189

Localization of focus by 18 F-fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography computed tomography in the definitive diagnosis of infective endocarditis


1 Department of Cardiology, Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sathyamurthy Immaneni
Department of Cardiology, Apollo Main Hospitals, Chennai-6, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_3_20

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18 F-fludeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography computed tomography scans are helpful in making definitive diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) in some selected cases. We are reporting two cases of IE, in one case, the infective focus was in the organized left ventricular mural thrombus and the second case the infective focus was found in the aortic root and annulus and the prosthetic valve was spared. This being a noninvasive test can be repeated to ascertain the adequacy of treatment during follow-up.


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