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Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Mar;42(3):227-230. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000001494.

Elevated MIBG Activity at the Site of Erythema of Unknown Etiology.

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From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Third Hospital, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, People's Republic of China; †Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; and ‡Department of Nuclear Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.


A 6-year-old boy underwent I-MIBG therapy for recurrent neuroblastoma. On posttherapy scan, there were new foci of increased MIBG activity in the anterior abdomen, which were not seen on pretherapy I-MIBG scan. Physical examination demonstrated that these new foci of activity corresponded to the sites of asymptomatic erythema, which had of unknown etiology and was spontaneously resolved without treatment.

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