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Systemic arterial inflammation, measured with 18 FDG-PET, is common amongst subjects with both recent and prior cerebrovascular disease

Beer, Christopher; Potter, Kathleen; Lenzo, Nat; Blacker, David; Arnolda, Leonard; Hankey, Graeme; Puddey, Ian


Objective: To compare systemic arterial inflammation in subjects with recent ischaemic stroke or TIA and controls with prior cerebrovascular disease. Methods: Systemic arterial inflammation was prospectively measured by18F-fluorodeoxygluose positron emission tomography in 11 cases with recent ischaemic stroke or TIA, and 11 sex matched controls with prior cerebrovascular disease. Results: Hot spots (both carotid and non-carotid) of localised18FDG uptake were found in more than half of all...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2011.12.023


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