Patients with Takayasu's arteritis having persistent acute-phase response usually have an increased major vessel uptake by 18F-FDG-PET/CT

Alibaz-Oner F. , DEDE F. , ÖNEŞ T. , TUROĞLU H. T. , Direskeneli H.

MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.25, no.5, pp.752-755, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/14397595.2015.1012798
  • Title of Journal : MODERN RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.752-755
  • Keywords: Acute-phase response, Activity, PET, Takayasu's arteritis, POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY, FDG PET-CT, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, F-18-FDG PET, FOLLOW-UP, DIAGNOSIS


Objectives. Although not uniformly accepted, an increased uptake by 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in large vessels is accepted to be a sign of active disease in Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). We aimed to investigate the value of 18F-FDG-PET/CT for clinical assessment in a subset of TAK patients having a persistent acute-phase response (APR) without any signs or symptoms of clinical disease activity.