COVID-19 Exposure Could Trigger AAV, Case Report Suggests

COVID-19 Exposure Could Trigger AAV, Case Report Suggests

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COVID-19 Exposure Could Trigger AAV, Case Report Suggests

ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) may be a rare complication of exposure to COVID-19 proteins, either through infection or vaccination, a report covering two women suggests. Both were diagnosed early and improved with supportive care and immunosuppressive therapy, the researchers noted. “This adverse event appears to be a very rare complication of COVID-19 infection or vaccination,” they wrote. “Early diagnosis of AAV is important because immunosuppressive therapy may improve patient outcomes.” The case report, “Association of COVID-19…

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