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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 152-155

Prostatic abscess as a cause of pyrexia of unknown origin in posttransplant recipient detected on F18 Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET CT, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Radiology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. V S Krishna Mohan
Senior Resident, Department of Nuclear medicine and PET CT, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati - 517 501, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijot.ijot_5_18

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Renal transplant recipients are at an increased risk for opportunistic infections especially in the first year post transplant. Ascertaining the cause of infection requires an extensive clinical and diagnostic evaluation. Here we report a case of pyrexia of unknown origin (PUO) in a renal transplant recipient, who after extensive conventional evaluation was negative. Later F18 FDG PET/CT detected the cause of fever focus as prostatic abscess. This case has been reported to highlight the utility of F18 FDG PET/CT in post renal transplant setting to evaluate the cause of fever.


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