HIV-associated lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis causes diffuse sestamibi lung uptake in myocardial perfusion imaging

Ramesh Gadiraju, Srinivas Bommireddipalli, Rajani Rangray, E. Gordon DePuey

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Abstract

Technetium-99m (99mTc) sestamibi myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPI) is widely used for the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease. During these investigations, inspection of raw projected data for the purpose of quality control may occasionally yield incidental noncardiac findings that suggest the presence of another primary noncardiac disease. We present a 66-year-old HIV patient with a tissue diagnosis of lymphoid interstitial pneumonitis (LIP), who demonstrated a diffuse increase of 99mTc sestamibi in bilateral lung fields both in rest and stress MPI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number352
Pages (from-to)352
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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