More than ‘COVID toes’: Numerous reports of skin rashes tied to COVID-19
Numerous reports of skin rashes in patients with COVID-19 are cropping up around the world.
The rashes can take many forms — some appear as tiny red spots, while others appear as larger flat or raised lesions. Some have a hive-like appearance, while others look like frostbitten toes.
However, it’s too early to say whether these rashes are indeed caused by the new coronavirus, or whether they are related to other factors. “That’s really the million-dollar question,” said Dr. Kanade Shinkai, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, and editor-in-chief of the journal JAMA Dermatology.