Thallium-201 accumulation in cerebral candidiasis: unexpected finding on SPECT

Clin Nucl Med. 1990 Jun;15(6):397-400. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199006000-00007.


The authors present an unexpected finding of Tl-201 uptake in the intracerebral lesions due to candidiasis. SPECT demonstrated the extent of the lesions and a high target-to-background ratio. The regions where abnormal Tl-201 accumulation was seen were nearly consistent with CT scans of those enhanced by a contrast agent. After treatment, most of the abnormal Tl-201 accumulation disappeared.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain Diseases / metabolism
  • Candidiasis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Candidiasis / metabolism
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Thallium Radioisotopes / metabolism*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Thallium Radioisotopes