The Cutaneous Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: A review


The Cutaneous Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: A review


Ahmed, H MD, Yusuf, N PhD, MSPH

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Dermatology


Importance: As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic spreads, increasing cases of dermatologic manifestations of the disease continue to be reported.

Observations: In this general review of the case reports, case series, and other systematic reviews on this subject, several patterns of cutaneous lesions have been compiled. These include viral exanthems, papulovesicular, pernio-like, vasculopathy-related, and other miscellaneous rashes.

Conclusions and Relevance: While clinical observations and subjective cases of rashes associated with SARS-CoV-2 are important to furthering our research and study of this viral disease, we as clinicians must be cautious in attributing causation with correlation. Continued research and study are needed before we can attribute a source for these dermatologic manifestations.


Funding: This research was partially support by IMPACT funds to NY from the School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Keywords: Dermatology, Rash, Cutaneous, morbilliform, viral exanthem, pernio, chilblains, urticaria, varicelliform, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, Coronavirus Disease 19

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How to cite this article:
Ahmed, H, Yusuf, N. The Cutaneous Manifestations Associated with COVID-19: A review. American Journal of Dermatological Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:31. DOI: 10.28933/ajodrr-2020-07-1005


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