Jul 21, 2020

The First Reactive Arthritis Case Associated with COVID-19

Elif M Saricaoglu, Imran Hasanoglu et al.
J Med Virol. 2020 Jul 11 [Epub ahead of print]
Novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) arised from Wuhan Province in China in December 2019, has quickly become a global public health emergency. The first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Turkey was reported on 11th March 2020. A 73-year-old man with diabetes mellitus, hypertension and coronary heart disease presented to emergency department with a history of fever, weakness, and dry cough for one week. Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs were positive for COVID-19. He was treated with ceftriaxone, hidroxychloroquine and azitromycin Severeal days after completion of COVID-19 treatment, asymetric oligoarticular arthritis in his lower extremities were developed. In the course of time, clinicians all over the world experienced several different forms of COVID-19. In this case, we report the first reactive artrhritis associated with COVID-19 infection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

SOURCE : Journal of Medical Virology

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