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Gallium-67 scintigraphy in borderline lepromatous leprosy.

Abstract

A middle aged woman with a pyrexia of unknown origin was shown to have borderline lepromatous leprosy. Early gallium-67 scintigraphy demonstrated increased uptake in the subcutaneous tissues of the face and thighs. As a result of these findings skin biopsy was obtained from the right thigh which gave a diagnosis of borderline lepromatous leprosy. The authors have been unable to find other reports of gallium-67 scintigraphy in leprosy but the pattern of gallium-67 distribution should suggest the diagnosis.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Mouratidis B
Lomas F E
Year of Publication
1993
Journal
Australasian radiology
Volume
37
Issue
3
Number of Pages
270-1
Date Published
1993 Aug
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0004-8461
DOI
10.1111/j.1440-1673.1993.tb00071.x
Alternate Journal
Australas Radiol
Publication Language
eng