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18F-FDG PET/CT localized valvular infection in chronic Q fever endocarditis


Delayed diagnosis in chronic Q fever endocarditis is fairly common world wide, we present a case where FDG-PET/CT correctly identified the infected valve, showing promise in management.

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Wang, S.X., Zhang, X.C., Wang, S.Y. et al. 18F-FDG PET/CT localized valvular infection in chronic Q fever endocarditis. J. Nucl. Cardiol. 22, 1320–1322 (2015).

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  • Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)
  • endocarditis
  • chronic Q fever