Rheumatoid Vasculitis as an Initial Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Sravani Lokineni Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Amr Mohamed Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Leela Krishna Teja Boppana Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Megha Garg Department of Internal Medicine, Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY, USA

Keywords

Rheumatoid vasculitis, rheumatoid arthritis, pericarditis

Abstract

Rheumatoid vasculitis is a rare, extra-articular manifestation that can be seen in long-standing rheumatoid arthritis. Here we present the case of a 51-year-old man who presented with arthralgias, skin rash, dyspnoea and generalized leg swelling and who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis flare.

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  • Published: 2021-04-29

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Lokineni S, Amr Mohamed, Leela Krishna Teja Boppana, Megha Garg. Rheumatoid Vasculitis as an Initial Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002561.