Many COVID-19 patients have purple or blue toe lesions appearing on their toes, but there is no scientific evidence yet that it is a Covid-19 symptom.
This type of rash, called pernio or chilblains, usually occurs in the dead of winter because of exposure to cold, such as when a person is slogging in freezing rain in wet socks. But covid-19 patients are getting it in springtime.
According to Ebbing Lautenbach, chief of the division of infectious diseases at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, one theory behind these rashes is that it may be related to inflammation and blood-clotting complications.
However, further research is needed to determine whether COVID-19 causes this peculiar rash.
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