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Occult purulent pericarditis detected by indium-111 leukocyte imaging.

Greenberg, ML and Niebulski, HI and Uretsky, BF and Salerni, R and Klein, HA and Forstate, WJ and Starzl, TE (1984) Occult purulent pericarditis detected by indium-111 leukocyte imaging. Chest, 85 (5). 701 - 703. ISSN 0012-3692

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Leukocyte imaging with indium-111 is a relatively new technique which, to this point in time, has been discussed almost exclusively in the radiologic literature. Although this procedure has been used mainly to detect intra-abdominal infection, the thorax is routinely imaged along with the abdomen, and therefore detection of cardiac disease may be feasible. This case report is of a young woman after liver transplantation who developed occult purulent pericarditis initially detected by a leukocyte scan with indium-111. This case demonstrates that striking pericardial uptake on a whole-body indium-111 leukocyte scan can occur with purulent pericarditis, and it reemphasizes how insidiously purulent pericarditis may present in an immunosuppressed patient.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Greenberg, ML
Niebulski, HI
Uretsky, BF
Salerni, R
Klein, HA
Forstate, WJ
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: May 1984
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Chest
Volume: 85
Number: 5
Page Range: 701 - 703
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1378/chest.85.5.701
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult, Echocardiography, Female, Humans, Indium, Leukocytes, Liver Transplantation, Pericarditis, Postoperative Complications, Radioisotopes, Radionuclide Imaging, Suppuration
ISSN: 0012-3692
Funders: NIDDK NIH HHS (R01 DK029961-19)
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062115179, Starzl CV No. 556
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:09
Last Modified: 21 May 2019 15:55


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