CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 240--247

Dermatological manifestations in children and adults with COVID-19 infections


Abhilasha Williams1, Amrutha Dirisala2, Monika Sharma2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhilasha Williams
Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
India

The cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 infection are evolving rapidly as new data continue to be published in the literature. Considering that majority of these manifestations resemble other viral exanthemas, a high degree of suspicion and clinical acumen is needed for early identification of COVID-19 infections and its prompt management. The most common manifestations in adults include maculopapular rash, purpura, vesicular rash, urticarial rash, and pseudo-chilblains, while in children, the manifestations include Kawasaki disease-like inflammatory syndrome (pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome) and erythema multiforme. This review presents a comprehensive guide to the cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 infections in adults and children. Also included are the dermatological manifestations observed due to prolonged use of personal protective equipment in healthcare workers.


How to cite this article:
Williams A, Dirisala A, Sharma M. Dermatological manifestations in children and adults with COVID-19 infections.CHRISMED J Health Res 2020;7:240-247


How to cite this URL:
Williams A, Dirisala A, Sharma M. Dermatological manifestations in children and adults with COVID-19 infections. CHRISMED J Health Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 May 13 ];7:240-247
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