COVID Toes & Skin Conditions: Symptoms May Be Linked To Coronavirus

What you need to know about COVID toes and other skin conditions linked to coronavirus

Medical experts have been entertaining the possibilities that some skin conditions, as well as the condition called COVID toes, are symptoms that may be linked to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Based on the recent article from Time, dermatologist around the world have been gathering data regarding the possible unnoticed symptoms among COVID-19 patients.

covid toes skin conditions COVID-19
📷: iHeartRadio

In the submitted letter of an Italian physician to the editor Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, last March, it was stated that 20 percent of 88 COVID-19 patients were affected by skin conditions such as red rash, hives, or blisters like those identified with chickenpox.

Last month, a group of dermatologists in France consists of 400 members also reported that coronavirus patients showed hives, red rashes and frostbite-like lesions on the extremities. In the letter of a group of Italian physicians to the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology described the skin conditions as “a rare but specific COVID-19-associated skin manifestation.”

The said frostbite-like symptom is nicknamed in the US as “COVID toes”. This symptom is characterized by purple, bruise-like bumps and swelling, based on the report and this condition manifested in more than 100 cases.

Coronavirus Disease
Photo from People’s Health Movement

According to the director of inpatient dermatology and a specialist in autoimmune connective tissue disease at NYU Langone, Dr. Alisa Femia, she was able to see this condition among suspected and confirmed COVID-19 patients in New York. She added that she has been seeing “COVID toes” more frequently nowadays.

Meanwhile, other dermatologists are studying the relationship between coronavirus and preexisting inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, based on the report.

What can you say about this?

READ ALSO: FDA Statement On ‘Carrimycin’ Used By China To Fight Against COVID-19

Leave a Comment