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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37
Case report: Pulmonary syphilis mimicking pulmonary hematogenous metastases on chest CT and integrated PET/CT


1 Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea
2 Department of Pathology, Chonnam National University Hospital, Gwangju, South Korea

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Hyun Ju Seon
Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hospital, #8 Hak-dong, Dong-gu, Gwangju, 501-757
South Korea
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.76052

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We report a case of syphilis with pulmonary involvement. Chest CT scan and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT showed multiple pulmonary nodules mimicking pulmonary hematogenous metastases. This was confirmed on follow-up images that showed therapeutic response to penicillin.


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