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Generalized Decreased Osseous Uptake on Bone Scintigraphy in Hepatorenal Syndrome

Gutte, Henrik, MD; Højgaard, Liselotte, MD, DMSc

doi: 10.1097/01.rlu.0000187620.84758.af
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A 52-year-old Caucasian male with a history of heavy alcohol abuse and liver cirrhosis was admitted with hepatorenal syndrome, consistent bacteraemia (enterococcus faecalis in blood culture) and low back pain. A bone scan revealed generalized decreased osseous uptake, increased uptake in the spine, several foci in the ribs, and diffuse bilateral increased renal uptake.

From the Departments of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Received and accepted for publication, 2005.

Reprints: Liselotte Hojgaard, MD, DMSc, Departments of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: lottepet@rh.dk.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.