(18)F-FDG PET/CT Findings in Acute Epstein-Barr Virus Infection Mimicking Malignant Lymphoma

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Mathilde Ørbæk, Jesper Graff, Elena Markova, Gitte Kronborg, Anne-Mette Lebech

We present a case demonstrating the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of a patient with acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection in which the clinical picture and imaging on (18)F-FDG PET/CT mimicked malignant lymphoma. Follow-up (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan in the patient performed 7 weeks after the abnormal scan revealed complete resolution of the metabolically active disease in the neck, axillas, lung hili, and spleen. This case highlights inflammation as one of the most well established false positives when interpreting (18)F-FDG PET/CT scans.

Original languageEnglish
Article number18
JournalDiagnostics
Volume6
Issue number2
Number of pages4
ISSN0336-3449
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016

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