CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2022; 32(02): 256-259
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1748534
Case Report

MRI Findings in Case of Post–COVID-19 Vaccination Rhabdomyolysis: A Rare Postvaccination Adverse Effect

Tushar M. Kalekar
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Radhika K. Jaipuria
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Rahul Srichand Navani
1   Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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In the era of this pandemic, without any proper and efficacious availability of antiviral agents against the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), vaccines have come as a hope for humankind. Although adverse reactions are common after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, serious or life-threatening side effects are very uncommon in these new emergency-approved vaccines. In this case report, we describe an unusual case of adverse reaction in a patient who received the COVID-19 vaccination. The patient who received the COVID-19 vaccination presented with progressive right lower limb pain and swelling, which further progressed to bilateral shoulder pain and swelling. Ultrasonography, Doppler, and magnetic resonance imaging of right lower limb were done for the patient.

Publication History

Article published online:
13 July 2022

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