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Occult Renal Granulomatous Inflammatory Lesions in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT

Fu, Zhanli MD*; Liu, Meng PhD, MD*; Li, Ziao MD*; Zhang, Jin MD; Li, Qian MD

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001746
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A 33-year-old woman with a 7-month history of granulomatosis with polyangiitis 18F-FDG PET/CT scan due to low-grade intermittent fever and elevation of serum inflammatory markers, which revealed multiple hypermetabolic lesions in bilateral kidneys. Biopsy of a lesion showed granulomatosis with polyangiitis, consistent with renal involvement of granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing; †Department of Nuclear Medicine, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China; ‡Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Received for publication April 4, 2017; revision accepted May 19, 2017.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Zhanli Fu, MD, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Peking University First Hospital, No. 8, Xishiku St, West District, Beijing 100034, China. E-mail: fuzhanli2002@163.com.

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