Utility of gallium imaging of the kidneys in diagnosing primary amyloid nephrotic syndrome

Morie Gertz, M. L. Brown, M. F. Hauser, R. A. Kyle

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Abstract

We undertook a study to determine the value of gallium imaging of the kidneys in patients who had primary amyloidosis that was manifest clinically by nephrotic syndrome. We studied 28 patients with gallium-67 (67Ga) citrate scans performed 48 hr after injection. Intense (3+ to 4+) uptake was noted in both kidneys in 25 of 28 patients. Renal amyloidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis when diffuse bilateral renal uptake of [67Ga]citrate is seen in the setting of nephrotic syndrome. Gallium uptake did not differentiate amyloid nephrotic syndrome from other causes of nephrotic syndrome. Renal gallium uptake showed a weak correlation with 24-hr urine protein excretion (p = 0.06).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-295
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Volume31
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Gallium
Nephrotic Syndrome
Kidney
Amyloidosis
Amyloid
Citric Acid
Differential Diagnosis
Primary amyloidosis
Urine
Injections
Proteins

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Utility of gallium imaging of the kidneys in diagnosing primary amyloid nephrotic syndrome. / Gertz, Morie; Brown, M. L.; Hauser, M. F.; Kyle, R. A.

In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 31, No. 3, 01.01.1990, p. 292-295.

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Gertz, Morie ; Brown, M. L. ; Hauser, M. F. ; Kyle, R. A. / Utility of gallium imaging of the kidneys in diagnosing primary amyloid nephrotic syndrome. In: Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1990 ; Vol. 31, No. 3. pp. 292-295.
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