Gallium-67 scanning in Sjogren's syndrome: Concise communication

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Abstract

  • We performed gallium-67 scans in 12 patients with primary or secondary Sjogren's syndrome (SS). Salivary-gland uptake of gallium-67 was noted in four of five patients with primary SS. Pulmonary uptake was observed in ten of 12 patients. Chest radiographs were essentially normal in all patients, although 60% complained of significant dyspnea with exertion. The gallium-67 scan may prove to be a sensitive noninvasive diagnostic test for lung and mediastinal involvement by either primary or secondary SS, and for salivary-gland involvement in primary SS.
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  • Collins RD; Ball GV; Logic JR
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  • 299
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  • 302
  • Volume

  • 25
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  • 3