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What is Post-COVID Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Description of the Disease

Post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis is a form of rheumatoid arthritis that can develop after a COVID-19 infection. It is characterized by joint inflammation and can lead to prolonged pain and restricted movement.


Post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis is classified as an inflammatory joint disease related to the immune system.


  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Restricted movement
  • Morning stiffness in the joints
  • General weakness and fatigue


The exact causes of post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis are not fully understood, but it is presumed to be linked to immune system disruption following the infection.


The diagnosis of the disease involves clinical symptoms, laboratory tests, and joint examination.


Treatment for post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis includes the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and in some cases, surgical intervention.


Preventing post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis involves prompt treatment of COVID-19 infection and seeking medical help at the first signs of inflammatory joint issues.


Post-COVID rheumatoid arthritis is treated by a rheumatologist specializing in joint and immune system diseases.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.