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This skin lesion may signal severe disease in COVID-19 patients


Most skin manifestations associated with COVID-19 resolve as the disease progresses, says expert Christine Ko, M.D., FAAD. But there is one type of lesion that providers and patients will not want to ignore, she warns.

“A patient who truly has bruise-like lesion that are branching should – if they are not already in the hospital – be in touch with their doctor right away and be evaluated,” says Dr. Ko. Learn why in the video below.

In case you missed it: Dr. Ko delves into common skin findings in patients with suspected COVID-19 infection, which she discussed during her presentation at the AAD Virtual Meeting Experience (VMX) in June.

Coming soon: Dr. Ko covers case reports exploring the variability of skin manifestation in patients with or suspected of COVID-19 infection.

Please note, this video was recorded July 3 and information regarding COVID-19 may have changed as more research has become available.

Ko C. COVID-19 histopathologic findings. What's New In Dermatopathology. AAD VMX 2020; June 12, 2020.

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