111Indium-labelled polymorphonuclear leucocyte scans in rheumatoid arthritis--an important clinical cause of false positive results

Br J Rheumatol. 1986 May;25(2):167-70. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/25.2.167.


The presence of rheumatoid arthritis in patients undergoing 111indium-labelled polymorphonuclear leucocyte scanning represents a source of possible diagnostic confusion. In such patients, the labelled cells frequently accumulate over the caecum and ascending colon, despite the absence of obvious pathology of the large bowel. The aetiology of this effect is unknown.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / diagnostic imaging
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cecum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Colon / diagnostic imaging*
  • False Positive Reactions
  • Female
  • Fever of Unknown Origin / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Indium*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neutrophils*
  • Pelvis / diagnostic imaging
  • Radioisotopes*
  • Radionuclide Imaging


  • Radioisotopes
  • Indium