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July 1982

Enterococcal Endocarditis: A Rare Cause of Focal Cardiac Uptake in Infarct-Avid Myocardial Scintigraphy

Author Affiliations

From the Sections of Diagnostic Radiology (Dr Kerber) and Nuclear Medicine (Dr Ryan), Department of Radiology, and the Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (Dr Karunaratne), The University of Chicago Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(7):1360-1362. doi:10.1001/archinte.1982.00340200128023

• A patient with enterococcal endocarditis and mitral valve vegetations showed focal activity in the mitral valve complex in images obtained with two bone-seeking radiopharmaceutials: technetium Tc 99m pyrophosphate and technetium Tc 99m medronate. Infective endocarditis is a rare cause of focal cardiac uptake in both infarct-avid myocardial scintigraphy and routine bone imaging.

(Arch Intern Med 1982;142:1360-1362)

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