Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2022, Vol. 55 ›› Issue (10): 932-934.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200509


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Cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19

Gao Meng, Jiang Yiqun   

  1. Department of Pathology, Hospital of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China
  • Received:2020-05-25 Revised:2020-12-27 Online:2022-10-15 Published:2022-10-08
  • Contact: Jiang Yiqun
  • Supported by:
    CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences(CIFMS-2017-I2M-1-017)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 COVID-19 can be accompanied by a variety of cutaneous abnormalities, which mainly include vascular lesions (chilblain-like lesions, livedo reticularis, purpura, ecchymosis, acral cyanosis, gangrene) and inflammatory lesions (diffuse erythema, morbilliform exanthem, acute urticaria, varicella-like exanthem). Some types of skin lesions may be the first symptom or the only clinical manifestation of COVID-19.

Key words: Skin manifestations, COVID-19, Chilblains, Livedo reticularis, Purpura, Urticaria