How does COVID-19 manifest in skin?

Dermatologists are reporting effects ranging from chilblains to chickenpox-like lesions

An unusual rise in the number of chilblains being diagnosed in France may be connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, dermatologists say.

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The French researchers report results of a retrospective study in 277 people (50% male, median age 27) seen in outpatient private dermatology practices between 18 March and 9 April.

As outpatients seeing a dermatologist, few patients (12%) had been tested for SARS-CoV-2 but of those who were tested, 74% were positive. A further 115 patients had symptoms such as fever,

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