Axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis triggered by sars-cov-2 infection: a report of two cases

Abstract

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can show musculoskeletal symptoms such as peripheral arthritis. In rare cases, peripheral arthritis can develop after the resolution of SARS-CoV-2. We present two cases of spondyloarthritis induced by SARS-CoV-2; one case with axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis and the other with peripheral spondyloarthritis. Both cases refer to Lebanese patients who were HLA-B27 positive. These two cases highlight the possible predisposition of HLA-B27 positive patients to the development of spondyloarthritis symptoms triggered by SARS-CoV-2.

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2021-04-19
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Spondyloarthritis, COVID-19, HLA-B27.
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El Hasbani, G., Jawad, A., & Uthman, I. (2021). Axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis triggered by sars-cov-2 infection: a report of two cases. Reumatismo, 73(1), 59-63. https://doi.org/10.4081/reumatismo.2021.1374