Pet scan: Findings in a patient with severe cutaneous and systemic sarcoidosis

A. Westers Attema, J.C.J.M. Veraart, C.D. de Pont, R.L. Mostard, S.A. Voo, M.J. van Kroonenburgh, M. Drent*

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Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology characterized by the formation of noncaseating epithelioid-cell granulomas. We present a black female patient with severe cutaneous and systemic sarcoidosis. In the diagnostic work-up a F-18 FDG PET scan demonstrated the extensiveness of the disease. The scan was combined with a low-dose CT for attenuation correction and improvement of the localization of the identified abnormalities. The presented case showed that F-18 FDG PET scan is useful not only in the diagnostic work-up and the assessment of the extent of sarcoidosis activity but also in the follow-up.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1050
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • skin lesions
  • sarcoidosis
  • F-18 FDG PET scanning
  • diagnosis
  • follow-up
  • inflammation

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