By Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
April 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: coronavirus   skin changes   rashes  

Many dermatologists across multiple countries are noting skin manifestations associated with a positive Covid-19 diagnosis. Italy noted skin rashes occurred approximately 20% of the time in one study and thankfully also noted that the presence of a skin rash did not correlate to the severity of the disease.

“The skin changes are similar to the ones we typically see with viral infections,” states Dr. Jeffrey Berti, however, he adds “there are some atypical presentations such as bluish-colored toes and little red dots (petechiae) or some have a ‘livedo style’ transient red vessel looking rash with bruising,”

These findings are very significant, as the first sign of infection may be one of these skin changes. Dr. Berti urges anyone who has a new onset rash or skin changes to contact our office and schedule a visit either via telemedicine or by phone.

We are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety and professionalism during these unusual times of the Coronavirus Pandemic as we continue to see patients either in office or via video/phone call visits.

The physicians and staff at Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery are here to help you and keep you well. Call (630) 321-0303 for the Willowbrook office and (847) 304-0303 for South Barrington.

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