- The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine (ISSN:09182918)
- vol.61, no.22, pp.3453-3457, 2022-11-15 (Released:2022-11-15)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have been delivered worldwide to prevent the spread of the disease, and almost all Japanese have received the mRNA vaccines "BNT162b2" (Pfizer-BioNTech) or "mRNA-1273" (Moderna). These vaccines have shown efficacy and safety with only minor adverse drug reactions. However, some patients develop severe adverse drug reactions, including autoimmune reactions. In addition, systemic vasculitis, mainly small-vessel vasculitis, following COVID-19 vaccination, has been reported. However, only a few investigators have reported medium-vessel vasculitis following vaccination. We herein report a case of medium-vessel vasculitis presenting with myalgia as the initial clinical manifestation following COVID-19 Moderna vaccination.