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Role of FDG-PET/CT in diagnosis of aortitis caused by Takayasu arteritis and IgG4-related systemic disease
  1. Mohammed Shamim Rahman1,
  2. Lisa J Anderson2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George's Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St George's University of London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mohammed Shamim Rahman, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, St George's University of London, London SW18 5HB, UK; shamimrahman{at}

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The Authors’ reply We read with interest the comment1 on our recently published case of aortitis diagnosed with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT2 and the data regarding the possible differential diagnoses.

The case presented was that of a 53-year-old woman who developed aortitis with no past history of inflammatory disease, presenting with severe aortic regurgitation. Despite extensive workup, no …

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  • Contributors Both MSR and LJA provided the response detailed.

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