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COVID Toes’ may be the only sign of coronavirus in some children

‘COVID Toes’ may be the only sign of coronavirus in some children

Medics treating coronavirus patients have found that purple or blue toes may be another COVID-19 symptom.

Questions have been raised as the toe lesions have appeared in both asymptomatic and severe cases. However, the so-called ‘COVID toes’ are still not in the list of confirmed coronavirus symptoms.

 

The mysterious new symptom may be the only sign of COVID-19 amongst youngsters.

 

Medics treating coronavirus patients have found that purple or blue toes may be another COVID-19 symptom.

Questions have been raised as the toe lesions have appeared in both asymptomatic and severe cases. However, the so-called ‘COVID toes’ are still not in the list of confirmed coronavirus symptoms.

 

The mysterious new symptom may be the only sign of COVID-19 amongst youngsters.

 

According to some experts, ‘COVID toes’, a series of painful bumps on the feet, can be seen mainly in younger patients. One of the specialists who have witnessed the infection in otherwise asymptomatic patients is Dr. Amy Paller. Dr. Paller is the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In an interview with NBC Chicago, the expert said:

 

“We don’t know for sure if it’s related to COVID-19, but when it’s so common right now during a pandemic and is occurring in otherwise asymptomatic or mildly affected patients, it seems too much of a coincidence not to be a manifestation of the virus for patients in their teens and 20s.”

 

Medics treating coronavirus patients have found that purple or blue toes may be another COVID-19 symptom.

Questions have been raised as the toe lesions have appeared in both asymptomatic and severe cases. However, the so-called ‘COVID toes’ are still not in the list of confirmed coronavirus symptoms.

 

The mysterious new symptom may be the only sign of COVID-19 amongst youngsters.

 

According to some experts, ‘COVID toes’, a series of painful bumps on the feet, can be seen mainly in younger patients. One of the specialists who have witnessed the infection in otherwise asymptomatic patients is Dr. Amy Paller. Dr. Paller is the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. In an interview with NBC Chicago, the expert said:

 

“We don’t know for sure if it’s related to COVID-19, but when it’s so common right now during a pandemic and is occurring in otherwise asymptomatic or mildly affected patients, it seems too much of a coincidence not to be a manifestation of the virus for patients in their teens and 20s.”

 

 

As per TooFab, the doctor said that patients who suffer from ‘COVID toes’ are often “without any other sign of viral infection”. Moreover, Dr. Paller describes the lesions as “itchy” and “painful”. They can appear on the top or the bottom of the patient’s foot, or on their toes. The color of the ‘COVID toes’ varies from red to purple.

 

Experts are still unsure of the exact cause of this mysterious symptom. However, they believe it may be a result of the inflammation caused as part of the response to the virus.

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