Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) are chronic inflammatory diseases that affect arteries. While a mere clinical-serological approach does not seem sensitive either in the initial evaluation nor in long-term monitoring, 18-FDG positron emission tomography (18-FDG PET) is currently considered a useful assessment tool in LVV. We aimed at exploring the utility of 18-FDG, compared with traditional assessments, in the short- and long-term follow-up of patients with LVV. In addition, we compared patterns of vascular involvement in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA).

18-FDG PET for large vessel vasculitis diagnosis and follow-up

Angelotti, Francesca;Capecchi, Riccardo;Giorgetti, Assuero;Erba, Paola Anna;Emdin, Michele;Barison, Andrea;Manca, Laura;Rocchi, Valeria;Migliorini, Paola;Tavoni, Antonio
2020-01-01

Abstract

Large vessel vasculitis (LVV) are chronic inflammatory diseases that affect arteries. While a mere clinical-serological approach does not seem sensitive either in the initial evaluation nor in long-term monitoring, 18-FDG positron emission tomography (18-FDG PET) is currently considered a useful assessment tool in LVV. We aimed at exploring the utility of 18-FDG, compared with traditional assessments, in the short- and long-term follow-up of patients with LVV. In addition, we compared patterns of vascular involvement in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) and giant cell arteritis (GCA).
2020
Angelotti, Francesca; Capecchi, Riccardo; Giorgetti, Assuero; Erba, Paola Anna; Genovesi, Dario; Emdin, Michele; Barison, Andrea; Manca, Laura; Rocchi, Valeria; Migliorini, Paola; Tavoni, Antonio
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