(ORDO NEWS) — During infection with COVID-19, the patient begins to show symptoms such as cough and high fever, shortness of breath and chest pain. Experts conducted another study, during which they found that a skin rash can act as another sign of a life-threatening virus.
The work itself and its results were published in the renowned medical journal JAMA Dermatology.
The article notes the fact that 6 of those infected with the coronavirus and having a skin rash out of 21 eventually developed enanthem – a rash in the mouth. The age of the patients ranges from 40 to 69 years. Four of the six patients were female.
It is worth noting that recently more and more doctors say that patients infected with coronavirus complain of skin rashes. Experts have not yet been able to establish the cause of this disease, because it is not as easy to do as it might seem at first glance. But due to the presence of enanthem, an important clue was obtained.
This indicates that skin rashes are of viral origin and are not a peculiar reaction to drug treatment. This was told by experts from the Ramon-i-Cajal University Hospital located in Madrid.
All skin rashes were categorized by specialists into four different categories depending on the course and general characteristics. The researchers added that earlier in Italy, patients with coronavirus also complained of a rash in the mouth.
In mid-spring, other scientists from Spain began to find a rash on the legs in patients, which could also be one of the signs of the presence of coronavirus.
Why has no one paid attention to this symptom before? The experts explained this by the fact that due to safety reasons, most of the patients did not have their oral cavity checked.
At the very end of the article, it is indicated that at the moment these are only observations, confirmed by a small number of cases. In the future, additional research will be carried out, and a control group will be created.
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