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Positron emission tomographyFluorodeoxyglucoseBlood vesselErythrocyte sedimentation ratePolymyalgia rheumaticaC-reactive proteinArteritisFDG-Positron Emission TomographyNuclear medicineMedicine
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Objective: To quantify 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) accumulation in large vessels in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica by positron emission tomography (PET), and to compare these data with serological markers of inflammation. Methods: 13 untreated patients with active polymyalgia rheumatica underwent FDG positron emission tomography; eight were analysed in a second PET when in clinical remission. Six patients with other highly inflammatory conditions served as controls. For quantitative analys...
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