Chilblain-like lesions in children following suspected COVID-19 infection

Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 May;37(3):437-440. doi: 10.1111/pde.14210. Epub 2020 Jun 1.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, chilblain-like lesions have been reported in mildly symptomatic children and adolescents. We present four children investigated for suspected COVID-19 infection who presented with acral skin findings and mild systemic symptoms. Histology from one case showed signs of vasculitis with evident fibrin thrombus.

Keywords: infection-viral; skin signs of systemic disease; vasculitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

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