Is COVID-19 All That Glitters?

J Clin Med. 2023 Mar 28;12(7):2552. doi: 10.3390/jcm12072552.


Over the last three years, the Coronavirus-19 disease has been a global health emergency, playing a primary role in the international scientific community. Clinical activity and scientific research have concentrated their efforts on facing the pandemic, allowing the description of novel pathologies correlated to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), such as the Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Adults (MIS-C, MIS-A). Conversely, this shift of attention to COVID-19 disease and its complications could, in some cases, have delayed and underestimated the diagnosis of diseases not associated with SARS-CoV-2, including rare diseases. Here we describe the diagnostic process that led to the definition of a rare vasculitis in a young woman with a recent clinical history of SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords: COVID-19; MIS-C; SARS-CoV-2 infection; Takayasu arteritis; large vessels vasculitis; pandemic.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

Grants and funding

This research received no external funding.