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Jørgen Frøkiær

Aprotininskintigrafi ved amyloidose

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Amyloidosis is a disease characterized by protein deposition (amyloid) in THE extracellular matrix leading to organ dysfunction and death. New treatment modalities have emphasized the need for accurate and early diagnosis. Aprotinin scintigraphy is a radionuclide imaging technique in which the localisation and extent of amyloid deposits are visualized. It is specific and sensitive in detecting cardiac amyloidosis, which is associated with a poor prognosis. In addition, aprotinin scintigraphy appears to be a useful tool for the monitoring of disease progression and treatment efficacy.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-May-25
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume171
Issue22
Pages (from-to)1837-9
Number of pages2
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 2009

    Research areas

  • Amyloidosis, Aprotinin, Cardiomyopathies, Early Diagnosis, Humans, Organotechnetium Compounds, Prognosis, Sensitivity and Specificity

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