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About inflammation and infection

Alberto Signore

Author Affiliations

Nuclear Medicine Unit, Department of Medical-Surgical Sciences and of Translational Medicine, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

EJNMMI Research 2013, 3:8  doi:10.1186/2191-219X-3-8

Published: 1 February 2013


This letter points out the correct definition of inflammation and infection that is important for differential diagnosis. The most common nuclear medicine techniques and interpretation criteria to differentiate inflammation between infection are also briefly mentioned.