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Doctors discover five new symptoms of coronavirus infection

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The rash, caused by a coronavirus, was found in some patients
13:31, 3 May 2020

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Spanish doctors in a small study found five types of body rash in patients diagnosed with Covid-19, as the BBC reported.

According to doctors, the rash most often appeared in young people and lasted several days. Often the rash appeared as red dots on the body, similar to chickenpox. But the researchers were extremely surprised when they discovered so many varieties of rash in patients with Covid-19. It is worth emphasizing that the rash is currently not included in the list of coronavirus symptoms.

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So, many cases of the so-called Covid finger were recorded - this rash appeared on the toes of patients with Covid-19, even if other symptoms of the disease were absent. But the head of the study, Dr. Ignacio Garcia-Doval, stated that the most common form of rash with Covid-19 was the maculopapular rash, which rises above the skin level, has a flat or domed surface. She most often appeared on the torso of patients.

"It was strange to see several different rashes, and some of them are quite specific. Usually, the rash appears after a respiratory manifestation of the disease, so this symptom is not suitable for the diagnosis of Covid-19," Garcia-Doval said.

He emphasized that all the patients studied were already in the hospital and had respiratory symptoms.

The peer-reviewed article was published in the British Journal of Dermatology. After that, all dermatologists in Spain were asked to share details about patients with Covid-19 who had a rash over the past two weeks. Such cases were recorded 375.

As we reported before, for a long time, the Chinese authorities concealed and destroyed data on the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Wuhan, which has already taken more than 243.8 thousand people in the world.

 

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