What are some of the dermatological findings in patients with COVID-19?

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Bottom Line:

Some patients with COVID-19 experience rashes, hives and itching without any specific dermatological signs, commonly around the trunk area.


Dalal, A. et al. Dermatological findings in SARS‐CoV ‐2 positive patients: An observational study from North India. Dermatologic Therapy (2020). https://doi.org/10.1111/dth.13849

Date Published:

16 June 2020


The clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are wide and encompass several organ systems. Aside from systemic manifestations, some patients have presented with associated symptoms on their skin. In a study conducted in North India, 13 out of 102 cases were found to have dermatological involvement. Symptoms included: red flat rashes, hives and itching without any particular skin signs. Particularly, the most commonly affected area was the trunk and extremities. Together, dermatological findings, although uncommon, have found to be be presented in patients with COVID-19.

Summary by: Edwin Wong