Vascular Skin Symptoms in COVID-19: A French Observational Study

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Apr 27;10.1111/jdv.16544. doi: 10.1111/jdv.16544. Online ahead of print.


Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) was declared as a pandemic viral infection by the World Health organization on March 11th 2020. Usual clinical manifestations of COVID-19 infection include fever, fatigue, myalgia, headache, diarrhea, dry cough, dyspnea that may lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and death (1). Skin symptoms of COVID-19 have been poorly described but may include erythematous rash, urticaria and chicken pox like lesions (2-7). Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a cellular receptor for COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19; chilblain; livedo; purpura; thrombosis; vasculitis.

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