Aside from the typical respiratory symptoms resulting from an infection with SARS-CoV-2, there are reports of cutaneous lesions in patients diagnosed with a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
There are reports of multiple groups of skin lesions presenting in different stages of this diagnosis.
The most common reported groups are chilblains, vesicular eruptions, morbilliform exanthems, acute urticaria and livedo.
It is unlikely that all these groups of skin lesions are distinctive of an infection with SARS-CoV-2.
Chilblains of new onset, however, could possibly be a distinctive symptom of a mild/asymptomatic infection with SARS-CoV-2.
It is recommended to consider an infection with SARS-CoV-2 in the differential diagnosis in patients presenting with these groups of skin lesions.
Consider testing for SARS-CoV-2 and consult the dermatologist if needed, especially in case of chilblains, to ensure histopathological evaluation of the skin lesions to increase knowledge of the underlying pathophysiology.
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