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2020 Apr 27

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol

Vascular skin symptoms in COVID-19: a french observational study.


Bouaziz JD, Duong T, Jachiet M, Velter C, Lestang P, Cassius C, Arsouze A, Domergue Than Trong E, Bagot M, Begon E, Sulimovic L, Rybojad M
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Apr 27.
PMID: 32339344.


Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) was declared as a pandemic viral infection by the World Health organization on March 11 2020. Usual clinical manifestations of COVID-19 infection include fever, fatigue, myalgia, headache, diarrhea, dry cough, dyspnea that may lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome and death (1). Skin symptoms of COVID-19 have been poorly described but may include erythematous rash, urticaria and chicken pox like lesions (2-7). Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is a cellular receptor for COVID-19.