COVID Toe What is COVID Toe? How COVID Toe Spreads?
Why in News?
The British Journal of Dermatology Researchers observed 5 clinical patterns of the COVID-19 cases
COVID Toe is a kind of rash that is being developed in COVID-19 patients
What is COVID Toe?
- According to the study, COVID Toe observed in 19% of patients infected with COVID-19
- The dermatologists call the red rashes as Pseudo-Chilblain lesions
- They are small red and itchy patches that occur on the fingers and toes when exposed to cold.
What are Chilblains?
- Chilblains occur due to inflammation of blood vessels and response to repeated exposure of cold air
- It usually goes away in one or three weeks
- This was not the case with Chilblains like patches due to COVID-19.
What are the Five Clinical Patterns Observed?
- Small blisters on the limbs and trunks were found on 9% of COVID-19 patients
- It was more among middle aged patients
- White of pink skin that looked like nettle rashes were observed in 19% of patients
- Maculopapules were found in more than 47% of patients
- Maculopapules are small, raised and flat red bumps that were common in patients with severe infections
- Livedo occurred in 6% of patients
- Livedo is condition where the skin looked blotchy red or blue
- It has signs of poor circulation of blood