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Increased uptake of technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate in muscles in the course of polymyositis

By Zofia Niemir, Robert Oleksa, Rafał Czepczyński and Jerzy Sowiński


A case of a woman aged 46 years with signs of rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure is presented. Coxsackie serum test was positive. Increased uptake of Technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) by muscles of thighs and calves was observed. After 1 year no increased accumulation of radiotracer in the muscles was found

Topics: bone scintigraphy; polymyositis
Publisher: 'Salvia Medical Sciences Ltd'
Year: 2005
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Provided by: Via Medica Journals

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