Erythematous Papular Rash: A Dermatological Feature of COVID-19

  • Catarina Sousa Gonçalves Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Nuno Alexandre de Sousa Reis Carreira Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dúlio Teixeira Passos Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Luísa Barbosa Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Maria Baltazar Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Alexandra Wahnon Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ana Mafalda Abrantes Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Pedro Miguel Garrido Serviço de Dermatologia, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Teresa Ferreira Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marisa Teixeira Silva Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Lourdes Alvoeiro Serviço de Medicina 2, Hospital de Santa Maria, Centro Hospitalar Universitário Lisboa Norte, Lisbon, Portugal

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, cutaneous manifestations

Abstract

COVID-19 is the clinical expression of the highly contagious severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral infection. Most patients have mild symptoms, but a significant proportion have severe or critical disease, which can include cardiac injury, sepsis, acute kidney failure and respiratory failure. It is also worth highlighting the increasing number of reported COVID-19 cases with dermatological disease/manifestations. The cutaneous clinical spectrum is wide and includes maculopapular, urticarial, varicelliform and petechial rashes, pseudo perniosis, livedo reticularis, and pityriasis rosea-like, violaceous and pustular lesions. Until the physiological mechanism is fully understood, it is important to describe these manifestations, which could help identify a typical pattern. This report describes a cutaneous manifestation in a COVID-19 patient.

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  • Published: 2020-06-10

    Issue: Vol 7 No 7 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Gonçalves CS, Carreira NA de SR, Passos DT, Barbosa AL, Baltazar AM, Wahnon A, Abrantes AM, Garrido PM, Ferreira T, Silva MT, Alvoeiro L. Erythematous Papular Rash: A Dermatological Feature of COVID-19. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Jun.10 [cited 2020Sep.24];7(7). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1768

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