Another COVID-19 symptom! Swelling and discoloration of toes

People infected with COVID-19 may end up affected with “COVID-19 toes“, A new symptom that scientists have discovered in patients who acquire the virus, which causes the toes to swell or turn purple.

This symptom can last for months, but specialists suggest that it is generally mild, however they fear that the cases they have seen are only the tip of the iceberg.

Symptoms usually develop within a week to four weeks after contracting the virus and cause the toes to become swollen or change color.

Research from the International League of Dermatological Societies and the American Academy of Dermatology found that some patients had chilblain-like swelling in the feet, with mild symptoms in most cases and the feet return to normal within a few weeks. However in some cases the inflammation has persisted for more than 150 days.

Scientists warned that about one in six people with “COVID-19 toes” required hospital treatment, while some symptoms from “prolonged COVID-19” patients report cases lasting several months.

“There seems to be a certain subset of patients who, when they contract COVID-19, develop inflammation in the toes that turns them red and swollen, and then eventually turn purple,” said Dr. Esther Freeman, the Registry’s principal investigator. Dermatology International COVID-19.

Freeman believes that identifying people with COVID-19 Toe symptoms, including some in the UK, helps scientists understand more about virus-related symptoms in other parts of the body. “We are starting to see prolonged COVID-19 in other organs, this is the first time we have recognized that this can also happen in the skin.”

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