2022 Volume 61 Issue 5 Pages 749-753
We herein report the case of an 80-year-old Japanese woman who presented to our hospital with bilateral pain in the shoulders and hips lasting for a month since 2 days after the second dose of the BNT162b2 COVID-19 vaccine. Her physical findings, laboratory data, and ultrasonographic findings of bilateral biceps tenosynovitis and lateral subacromial bursitis were consistent with a diagnosis of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). She was successfully treated with oral prednisolone 15 mg/day. Although a causal relationship could not be definitively confirmed, PMR should be considered as a differential diagnosis in cases of persistent myalgia after administration of the BNT162b2 vaccine.