FDG-PET imaging in the diagnosis of HIV-associated multicentric Castleman disease: something is still missing

Top Antivir Med. Aug-Sep 2012;20(3):116-8.


Now that [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has become an established imaging tool in oncology, it is attracting interest in the field of infectious diseases. Several studies have used FDG-PET to examine the pathophysiology of HIV infection as well as other conditions such as lipodystrophic syndrome and HIV-related neurocognitive disorders. In clinical practice, FDG-PET has been proposed to assess fever of unknown origin or with lymphoproliferative disorders such as Castleman disease in individuals with HIV infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Castleman Disease / diagnosis*
  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / administration & dosage*
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Positron-Emission Tomography / methods*
  • Young Adult


  • Fluorodeoxyglucose F18