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.
- skin lesions
- F-18 FDG PET scanning
Westers Attema, A., Veraart, J. C. J. M., de Pont, C. D., Mostard, R. L., Voo, S. A., van Kroonenburgh, M. J., & Drent, M. (2011). Pet scan: Findings in a patient with severe cutaneous and systemic sarcoidosis. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 36(11), 1049-1050. https://doi.org/10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182291c51