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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52-54

Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in tropical pulmonary eosinophilia presenting as interstitial lung disease

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Topiwala National Medical College, B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India
2 Radiation Medicine Centre (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre), Tata Memorial Hospital Annexe, Parel, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Jyotsna M Joshi
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Topiwala National Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6691.116610

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The role of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) is being increasingly recognized and investigated as a functional imaging technique to explore nonmalignant thoracic disorders. We report a case of a 72-year-old woman who presented as interstitial lung disease (ILD) due to tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE). FDG-PET helped in confirming disease activity and response to treatment with diethyl carbamazine (DEC). The role of FDG-PET in TPE has not been reported previously.

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