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Palindromic rheumatism following COVID-19 infection evolved to rheumatoid arthritis after COVID-19 reinfection


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  1. Infectious Diseases Unit, Sharee Zedek Medical Center, Hadassah Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
  2. Rheumatology Unit, Hadassah Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. eldad@hadassah.org.il

CER15308
2021 Vol.39, N°6
PI 1410, PF 1412
Case Report

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PMID: 34842132 [PubMed]

Received: 02/11/2021
Accepted : 04/11/2021
In Press: 25/11/2021
Published: 25/11/2021

Abstract

A 33-year-old woman developed palindromic rheumatism (PLR) several weeks following an infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Three months later, she developed full blown seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) following COVID-19 reinfection. Although the occurrence of the joint diseases and the COVID-19 infections maybe fortuitous, knowing the enormous effects of COVID-19 infection on the human immune system, it is difficult to ignore the temporal relationship between the appearance of PLR after the first COVID-19 infection and the transition to full blown RA following her COVID-19 re-infection.

Rheumatology Article