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Annals of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 67–70 | Cite as

Positive indium-111 leukocyte imaging in post myocardial infarction syndrome

  • Kiyomitsu Ikeoka
  • Hitoshi Naruse
  • Seinosuke Kawashima
  • Mitsumasa Ohyanagi
  • Hiroyuki Maeda
  • Aya Miyoshi
  • Kazuhiro Fujitani
  • Tadaaki Iwasaki
  • Minoru Fukuchi
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Abstract

The diagnosis of post myocardial infarction syndrome (PMIS) is sometimes difficult because of the absence of a specific test. We report a 68-year-old man with PMIS who had a persistent accumulation of indium-111 oxine labeled leukocytes in the infarcted myocardium for 1 month. The uptake of leukocytes preceded the appearance of the main symptoms and disappeared with the clinical improvement after the therapy with steroids. Leukocyte imaging has a potential as a useful tool for early diagnosis, evaluation of therapy and assessing the mechanism of PMIS.

Key words

indium-111 leucocyte imaging post myocardial infarction syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kiyomitsu Ikeoka
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Naruse
    • 1
  • Seinosuke Kawashima
    • 1
  • Mitsumasa Ohyanagi
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Maeda
    • 1
  • Aya Miyoshi
    • 1
  • Kazuhiro Fujitani
    • 1
  • Tadaaki Iwasaki
    • 1
  • Minoru Fukuchi
    • 2
  1. 1.The First Department of Internal MedicineHyogo College of MedicineNishinomiyaJapan
  2. 2.The Department of Nuclear MedicineHyogo College of MedicineHyogoJapan

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