Many parts of the world confirm that patients with Covid-19 have symptoms of skin rash with complex forms.
On forums, social networking sites have appeared many discussions about the symptoms of skin rashes of people infected with Covid-19.
According to Livescience, this is the time when scientists need to publish information such as the prevalence and effects of this symptom on the patient’s body.
Many different rash symptoms
On April 29, a Spanish study published in the British Journal of Dermatology classified five groups of rash symptoms associated with the coronavirus.
Specifically, 47% of the results recorded a broad-area rash. 19% red rash with acne or pustules 19% of rashes have lesions similar to urticaria. 9% of rashes have blisters and 6% of rashes cause livedo or necrotic network lesions.
The study synthesized 375 cases from April 3 to 16, at the peak of the epidemic in Spain. The mortality rate in the case in the sample is 1.9%.
|Skin rash symptoms recorded in patients with Covid-19 infection. Photo: Livescience.|
The time to appear symptoms of rash on the body of people infected with Covid-19 also varies.
A number of documented cases of rash preceded fever. Others appear after an infection or when an infection occurs before the body starts to develop a rash.
Not confirmed the prevalence in patients
Skin rashes are a common sign in some viral diseases such as chickenpox, measles, hand-foot-and-mouth disease. However, symptoms of this viral rash usually occur in children.
“It is very strange that a large number of adults have a skin rash,” said Dr. Kanade Shinkai, a professor of dermatology at the University of California.
The study results of 1,000 patients with Covid-19 infection in China published on February 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that only 0.2% of patients had symptoms of skin rash.
However, another study conducted with 150 patients infected with coronavirus in Italy showed that up to 20% of patients show signs of a rash. The study was published March 26 in the journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Neurology.
The prevalence of rash symptoms in patients with Covid-19 infection has not been determined.
“It takes a lot of studies that monitor patients over a period of time to better understand the actual incidence of rash,” Shinkai said.
It is still too early to determine if the skin rash symptoms are actually caused by the coronavirus. “Or this is how the immune system responds to a virus attack,” explains Shinkai.
Studying the symptoms visible to the naked eye is very important, the results of these studies will help health workers predict patients’ progress.
Source: Zing News