What Are ‘COVID Toes’? Doctors Discover New Symptom of Possible Infection

Health professionals are seeing more frequent skin manifestations on the toes and fingers of COVID-19 patients. From a clinical point of view, this symptom manifests itself as blueish-red, purple bumps on the toes or fingers associated with pain and warmth to touch. This mainly affects the younger population and appears prior to other COVID-19 manifestations, or can be the only symptom. Physicians say that it looks like pernio.

“For people who have these lesions, even without pulmonary symptoms, it is probably a reasonable idea to self-isolate,”

ー Dr. Ebbing Lautenbach, chief of infectious disease at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine

Brooklyn Neustaeter. What are ‘COVID toes’? Doctors discover new symptoms of possible infection. CTV News. April 22, 2020.

Original article: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/what-are-covid-toes-doctors-discover-new-symptom-of-possible-infection-1.4907351