Gallium-67 scintigraphy in the diagnosis and the management of chronic sarcoid myopathy

S. Suehiro, Sahasu Shiokawa, S. Taniguchi, Y. Sakai, H. Goda, M. Shiratsuchi, T. Sugimura, M. Hatakenaka, Y. Yoshikawa, S. Ikuyama, J. Nishimura

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Abstract

The authors describe a patient with chronic sarcoid myopathy. Except for the presence of left posterior synechia, no other organ involvement was observed. Gallium-67 (67Ga) scintigraphy showed many intense nodular uptake areas in both the upper and lower extremities. Treatment with oral prednisolone 30 mg/day resulted in a marked improvement on 67Ga scintigraphy. This case suggests that 67Ga scintigraphy is useful for the differential diagnosis of systemic myopathies and also for monitoring the effect of glucocorticoid treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-148
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology

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