COVID Toe What is COVID Toe? How COVID Toe Spreads?

COVID Toe What is COVID Toe? How COVID Toe Spreads?

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COVID Toe What is COVID Toe? How COVID Toe Spreads?

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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

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