68Ga-DOTA Ubiquicidin PET/CT in an Infected Implant

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with history of fever for 3 months that began 2 months after he had undergone open reduction and internal fixation of left humerus fracture. Implant infection was suspected, but conventional imaging remained unyielding. 68Ga-DOTA ubiquicidin PET/CT showed increased tracer uptake along the entire length of the implant in the left humerus. Implant removal and temporary external fixation were done. In 24 hours, the patient became afebrile, and blood culture on the fourth day was sterile.

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