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CASE REPORT

Erythematous Rash as a Feature of COVID-19: A Case Report of an Upcoming Entity

Ananda V Cassinadane, Aravindan Thiruvalavan

Keywords : Aid for diagnosis, Erythematous rashes, SARS-CoV-2, Skin manifestations

Citation Information : Cassinadane AV, Thiruvalavan A. Erythematous Rash as a Feature of COVID-19: A Case Report of an Upcoming Entity. 2021; 4 (1):18-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03104

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim and objective: The sole purpose of this case report is to highlight the relatively rare dermatological manifestations of COVID-19 and their correlation that would aid in early diagnosis and management of the same. Background: Many new manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 are being observed as days progress. This case report focuses on the cutaneous implications of COVID-19 that may aid physicians in the early identification of COVID-19 cases. Case description: A 24 -year-old Indian male patient with a sedentary lifestyle, developed mild dizziness which progressed to fever, followed by severe myalgia. He got himself admitted in a tertiary care hospital, since he tested positive for COVID-19 and was discharged on day 7 with proper advice. On day 8, he developed mild itchy erythematous papular rashes involving elbow flexures, trunk, and palms lasting for 2 weeks. Conclusion: Though uncommon, this particular pattern of erythematous rashes was found to be a prominent feature in this patient\'s case. Emphasizing on the cutaneous involvement in COVID-19 infected patients, which in some cases, can be an early sign and can aid in its early diagnosis. Clinical significance: The significance of this particular case report lies in the fact that with new evolving strains of SARS-CoV-2, these skin-related minor symptoms can help in effective strategic control of the infection, if detected at the right time.


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