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With acute respiratory infections, as well as with COVID-19, there can be various manifestations both on the skin and on mucous membranes, Sergei Voznesensky, associate professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the RUDN University, told RBC.
So he commented conclusions of the International League of Dermatological Communities and the American Academy of Dermatology on a new symptom of coronavirus: patients with COVID-19 may develop frostbite-like irritation on their toes, which can lead to swollen feet.
According to Voznesensky, in the temporary recommendations of the Ministry of Health on coronavirus infection, seven groups of different skin manifestations that are possible in a patient are identified.
“These manifestations can be both infectious, infectious-allergic, and autoimmune in nature. Therefore, various possible rashes, various phenomena on the mucous membranes, including what you described, are quite likely, “- explained Voznesensky.