Atypical mycobacteriosis caused by Mycobacterium haemophilum in an immunocompromised patient: diagnosis by (18) F-FDG PET/CT
Münster, S.; Zustin, J.; Derlin, T.
Clinical nuclear medicine 38(4): e194-e195
ISSN/ISBN: 0363-9762 PMID: 23455531 DOI: 10.1097/rlu.0b013e31826c0d51
We report a rare case of atypical mycobacteriosis diagnosed by F-FDG PET/CT. A 28-year-old man with a history of kidney transplantation presented with fever, painful nodular skin lesions, and elevated inflammatory markers. FDG PET/CT demonstrated multiple subcutaneous, cutaneous, and osseous areas of increased tracer uptake. Histopathologic and microbiological evaluation revealed disseminated infection with Mycobacterium haemophilum. FDG PET/CT is a valuable tool for early and correct diagnosis of occult sources of infection in immunocompromised patients.