Cutaneous Manifestations in Four Patients with COVID-19

  • Ana Gorgulho Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Maria Margarida Andrade Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Ana Paula Antunes Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Inês Nabais Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Filipa Taborda Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Marta Dias Ramos Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • Ana Maria Grilo Hospital de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal

Keywords

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, dermatology, skin, rash

Abstract

As the numbers of SARS-CoV-2 infections increased globally, reports of cutaneous manifestations started to emerge. We describe several patients with COVID-19 who presented with skin changes. We noted such manifestations in four out of 110 patients (3.63%) and describe the clinical situation of each of these patients. Each patient had either a maculopapular or a urticariform rash. These manifestations have a broad differential diagnosis and it was difficult to exclude drug reactions. We hope to raise awareness of this possible manifestation of COVID-19 in order to raise suspicion of this diagnosis among clinicians when they encounter patients with fever and rash. Larger series that also include patients with mild disease and skin biopsies may be useful.

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  • Published: 2020-11-05

    Issue: Vol 7 No 12 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Gorgulho A, Andrade MM, Antunes AP, Nabais I, Taborda F, Dias Ramos M, Grilo AM. Cutaneous Manifestations in Four Patients with COVID-19. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_002029.

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