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[COVID-19 skin symptoms]

JUHÁSZ István1

JULY 13, 2021

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2021;31(07)

[We observed many coronavirus associated skin symptoms during the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 (Sars-CoV-2) pandemic in Hun­gary. The skin lesions include viral exan­thems, urticariform rash, vesicles of different size, pernio-like lesions, vasculopathic phenomena of various stages of severity or skin symptoms like pityriasis rosea or ery­thema multiforme as well as rash resembling Kawasaki’s disease. Some of these indicate the presence of primary skin infection caused by the COVID-19 viral infec­tion others may be lesions accompanying respi­ratory tract infection or may be ma­ni­fes­ta­tions of the patient’s immune response. The focus of the present study has been the most prevalent skin symptoms including the mildest to the most severe forms. Numerous hypotheses have been come up regarding the origin of these skin lesions but no clear explanations have been published in the relevant evidence-based me­dical literature. Diagnosing skin manifestations associated with COVID-19 infection may be helpful to identify infected patients, start appropriate therapy and implement preventive public health measures in a ti­mely fashion.]

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  1. Debreceni Egyetem, Klinikai Központ, Bôrgyógyászati Klinika és Debreceni Egyetem FOK, Nem Önálló Mûtéttani Koordinációs Tanszék

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