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: 2020: Vol 7 No 7 (view)


    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 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001768.

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