Gallium-67 citrate uptake in cryptococcal thyroiditis in a homosexual male Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Gallium Radioisotopes
  • Homosexuality
  • Thyroiditis

abstract

  • A case of disseminated cryptococcosis and autopsy proven cryptococcal thyroiditis is described in a homosexual male. Thyroid uptake of Gallium-67 citrate was seen one week prior to positive blood cultures. This finding was the sole indication of thyroid involvement. Focal Gallium uptake may be considered as an indication for biopsy and culture in the initial work-up of this group of immunocompromised hosts.

publication date

  • December 1985

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3866010

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 283

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 29

number

  • 3