Skin Manifestations of COVID-19
Keywords:Covid-19, cutaneous manifestations, morbiliform rash, chicken-pox like vesicles, urticarial rash
Coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) is an ongoing global pandemic, which was isolated for the first time in Wuhan (China), in December 2019. Although this virus is most well known for causing respiratory pathologies, in medical practice, there are being reported more cases with heterogenous cutaneous presentations. These lesions manifest at various times in relation to COVID-19 symptoms, which may indicate whether the lesions are virus-induced or are delayed immunological responses to the infection. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the distribution, types, and highest skin manifestations of Covid-19. Finding the potential link between Covid-19 and cutaneous manifestations may help to understand the pathogenesis and best policies in disease control. The pathophysiology of these lesions remains under study and still unclear. To achieve this goal, a transversal study was conducted on the population, the period March 1, 2021, to July 16, 2021. Out of 205 suspected / laboratory-confirmed people, there were 13 people with cutaneous signs, of which 13 were female and 9 were male. The most common morphological form was morbilliform rash, chicken-pox-like vesicles, and urticarial rash.
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