- These acro-ischemic lesions were seen in healthy children/adolescents.
- They are mostly found on the toes, but also on the fingers and the plantar region. Generally, they do not affect all fingers and toes.
- The lesions are rounded, multiple and measure a few millimeters but sometimes they can cover the entire toe/finger with a clear demarcation at the metatarsophalangeal level.
- They have reddish-purple or bluish color at first, then they turn bullous or present blackish crusts.
- They are painful and usually resolve in 2 weeks without leaving any scars.
This data comes from a case series of children from Italy with a suspicion of COVID-19 who presented acro-ischemic lesions.
Mazzotta F., Troccoli T. (March 2020). ACUTE ACRO-ISCHEMIA IN THE CHILD AT THE TIME OF COVID-19. Dermatologia Pediatrica. https://img.beteve.cat/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/acroischemia-ENG.pdf