Two different 18F-FDG brain PET metabolic patterns in autoimmune limbic encephalitis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brain
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
  • Limbic Encephalitis
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

abstract

  • We found 2 different PET scan patterns in patients with ALE. One is an easily recognizable mixture of hyper- and hypometabolism that has also been described in a few recent case reports and is potentially specific for ALE. The other is indistinguishable from neurodegenerative disease. We propose that awareness of these patterns may contribute to the diagnosis of this elusive, but treatable, neurologic disorder.

publication date

  • September 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31824852c7

PubMed ID

  • 22889795

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e213

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 37

number

  • 9