Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 102--104

Malaria masquerading as relapse of Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma on contrast enhanced 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A diagnostic dilemma


Sunil Jeph, Kamia Thakur, Shamim Ahmed Shamim, Ajay Aggarwal 
 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Diwan Chand Satyapal Aggarwal Imaging and Research Center, New Delhi, India

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Sunil Jeph
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, 10-B, K.G. Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
India

18 Flurodeoxyglucose ( 18 F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is nowadays routinely used in management of lymphoma patients. We here present a case of Hodgkin«SQ»s lymphoma which showed 18 F-FDG avid splenomegaly on PET/CT done for clinically suspected relapse. Further evaluation by peripheral smear examination revealed malaria. The patient was then started on anti-malarial medications and follow-up PET/CT revealed resolution of hypermetabolic splenomegaly. This report highlights that in endemic regions malaria can cause 18 F-FDG avid splenomegaly and might mimic relapse of lymphoma.


How to cite this article:
Jeph S, Thakur K, Shamim SA, Aggarwal A. Malaria masquerading as relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma on contrast enhanced 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A diagnostic dilemma.Indian J Nucl Med 2014;29:102-104


How to cite this URL:
Jeph S, Thakur K, Shamim SA, Aggarwal A. Malaria masquerading as relapse of Hodgkin's lymphoma on contrast enhanced 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography: A diagnostic dilemma. Indian J Nucl Med [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];29:102-104
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