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Clinical Nuclear Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e3182708327
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Single Case Study of Brain FDG PET Imaging in a Patient With Catatonia

Breker, Dane MD*; Bohnen, Nicolaas I. MD, PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: We report a case of bilateral occipitotemporal and thalamic hypometabolism on FDG PET in a 19-year-old male patient who presented with altered mental status. He had a history of static encephalopathy and presented with visual hallucinations and decreased verbal output, sleep, and appetite 7 days after starting amoxicillin for otitis media. Extensive evaluation failed to demonstrate any infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune-mediated (including negative testing for NMDA receptor antibody), paraneoplastic, or toxic-metabolic etiology. Ultimately, he responded well to a benzodiazepine challenge and electroconvulsive therapy and was diagnosed with catatonia.

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