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More data needed to better understand COVID-19 skin manifestations

Key clinical point: Reports of skin lesions in patients with COVID-19 can include erythema and urticaria-like lesions.

Major finding: Most patients had multiple skin symptoms, including erythema in 44%, chilblain-like lesions in 20%, and urticaria-like lesions in 16%.

Study details: A systematic review of 507 patients with cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 from 44 articles.

Disclosures: This study received financial support from Shandong First Medical University, the Innovation Project of Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, and the Shandong Province Taishan Scholar Project. The authors report no relevant financial disclosures.


Zhao Q et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Jun 28. doi: 10.1111/jdv.16778.