Varicella-like exanthem associated with COVID-19 in an 8-year-old girl: A diagnostic clue?

Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 May;37(3):435-436. doi: 10.1111/pde.14201. Epub 2020 May 19.


It has been reported that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be associated with a papulovesicular skin eruption predominantly involving the trunk. We hereby present a case of COVID-19-associated varicella-like exanthem in an 8-year-old girl with mild systemic symptoms.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; coronavirus; infection; pediatric; viral exanthem.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Coronavirus Infections / pathology*
  • Exanthema / diagnosis*
  • Exanthema / virology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / pathology*
  • SARS-CoV-2