Coronavirus symptoms: Pernio is a symptom explained by a dermatologist – what is it?

Coronavirus symptoms: Pernio is a symptom explained by a dermatologist – what is it?

“Pernio, a condition where you get red or purple tender bumps on the fingers or toes, also known as chilblains, is usually a reaction to cold temperatures.

“In COVID-19, I prefer to call it “pernio-like rather pernio, since we don’t yet know if  it’s truly the same process.”

Dr Freeman added that some of the other skin findings in the registry include morbilliform eruption, a non-specific viral rash that’s a common skin sign of many viruses and drug reactions; urticaria, also known as hives; and vesicular eruptions, which Dr Freeman describes as “chickenpox-like” blisters on the skin.

Published at Wed, 20 May 2020 15:02:00 +0000