Hepatosplenic Cat-Scratch Disease in Children and the Positive Contribution of F-18-FDG Imaging

Kraft, K. E., Doedens, R. A. & Slart, R. H. J. A., Sep-2015, In : Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 40, 9, p. 746-747 2 p.

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Two patients were referred to our hospital because of suspected malignancy. In patient 1, a 4-year-old boy, a F-18-FDG PET scan showed an enlarged liver with multiple FDG-positive nodular lesions. In patient 2, a 16-year-old boy, a FDG PET-(low-dose) CT showed an enlarged liver and spleen with multiple nodular lesions and a solitary hypodense nodule adjacent to the pancreatic head. The lesions were thought to originate from infectious disease or lymphoma. Polymeric chain reaction (PCR) on a liver biopsy was positive for Bartonella henselae. Both patients were treated with antibiotics and recovered completely.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)746-747
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Nuclear Medicine
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2015


  • cat scratch disease, Bartonella henselae, FDG PET-CT, BARTONELLA-HENSELAE, INFECTIONS, PET

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