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Inflammatory Activity of Tumoral Calcinosis in a Patient With Fever of Unknown Origin

Gühne, Falk MD*; Drescher, Robert MD*; Seifert, Philipp MD*; Busch, Martin MD; Freesmeyer, Martin MD*

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002497
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Unexpected inflammatory activity of tumoral calcinosis periarticular to the shoulders and hips in a man with recurrent fever of unknown origin and dialysis-dependent kidney insufficiency was revealed by FDG PET/CT. In absence of other pathologies, the calcinosis was deemed to be the cause of the fever. An infectious or malignant disease could be ruled out, so further therapeutic steps were enabled.

From the Clinics of *Nuclear Medicine

Internal Medicine III, Department of Nephrology, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany.

Received for publication August 9, 2018; revision accepted January 2, 2019.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Martin Freesmeyer, MD, Clinic of Nuclear Medicine, Jena University Hospital, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany. E-mail:

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