The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has caused coronavirus disease-2019, known as COVID-19, now a pandemic stressing millions of individuals worldwide. COVID-19 is a systemic respiratory infection that may have dermatologic signs and systemic sequelae, a devastating public health challenge with parallels to the two great influenza pandemics of the last century. Skin lesions linked with COVID-19 have been grouped into six categories, with three distinct indicative patterns: vesicular (varicella-like), vasculopathic, and chilblains-like (including “COVID toes” and “COVID fingers”) plus the following three less suggestive patterns: dermatitic, maculopapular, and urticarial morphologies. Vasculopathic changes are the most concerning, in some patients, reflecting a devastating blood clotting dysfunction. We discuss the ways to detect, prevent, and treat COVID-19, keeping in mind the context of possible cutaneous markers of COVID-19 to enhance detection.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Clinics in Dermatology|
|State||Published - 1 May 2021|