Development of Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis after Covid-19 Vaccination: A Case Report

Charles J Haddad, Judella Haddad-Lacle
2021 International journal of medical science and health research  
Over a billion people around the world have received COVID-19 vaccines. Widespread vaccination is critical in stemming the pandemic. Several vaccine side effects have been reported. Most side effects are self-limited and resolve within days. Serious side effects, although rare, have been reported including anaphylactic reaction, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, myocarditis and pericarditis. This case report describes the development of Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in a 71 years old
more » ... after receiving the of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The patient was a previously healthy 71-year-old white female who began getting joint pain, numbness and painful tingling in her hands days after receiving her Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. She was initially diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Her symptoms progressed to include joint swelling and pain in the hands, wrists, and feet with generalized fatigue. The patient was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis and started on prednisone and methotrexate which greatly improved her symptoms.
doi:10.51505/ijmshr.2021.5514 fatcat:354qvi7zuvcefiktbrt6nvve6i