PET of infant in persistent vegetative state

Paul D. Larsen, Naresh C. Gupta, David M. Lefkowitz, Jeff C. Van Gundy, David J. Hadford

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This is the first report of cranial positron emission tomography findings of an infant in a persistent vegetative state. Serial positron emission tomography/2-deoxy-2[18F]fluoro-d-glucose studies demonstrated persistent global reduction of cerebral glucose metabolism, results similar to those found in adults in persistent vegetative states. Positron emission tomography may be useful in confirming this clinical diagnosis in infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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