Painful, swollen, red, or purple skin lesions on the toes and feet have been reported in some patients with COVID-19 infections. This eruption appears similar to a condition typically seen in cold weather, known as chilblains. The good news is that this eruption is usually seen in younger patients with mild forms of the disease, and seems to portend a good prognosis. Other types of skin eruptions have been reported in COVID-19 patients, but their relationship to the disease is currently unclear. The American Academy of Dermatology has established an international registry to develop a better understanding of skin eruptions in COVID patients.
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