Background: Coronaviruses are RNA viruses that have
become major health problem since 2002 after the
outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. Presently, world is worried
about 2019 novel CoV (SARS-CoV-2).Various cutaneous
manifestations has been described earlier. In our study,
we would like to describe the cutaneous manifestations
found in 115 COVID patients. Aim: To look for
cutaneous manifestations in COVID-19 positive patients.
Materials and methods: We studied 115 positive patients
who were tested positive on throat swab examination by
RT-PCR. Among which 75 patients complained of
symptoms like dyspnoea, fever, arthralgia, myalgia.
Results: Among the patients studied only 22 patients had
cutaneous manifestations. Among which 12 patients had
erythematous rash, 3 patients had vesicles, 3 patients had
uticarial lesions, and remaining 4 patients had non
specific symptoms like erosions, peeling of skin. P value
in COVID-19 positive patients with skin lesions is 0.017
which tells that there is significant association of skin
lesions with COVID-19 patients. Further studies are
needed in this respect. Conclusion: Coronavirus is not
dermatotropic virus, yet many studies have described
cutaneous manifestations earlier. But in our study we
have found 14.6% of patients with cutaneous
manifestations. Knowing about cutaneous manifestations
helps in suspecting patients presenting to out patient
department which further helps in early diagnosis and
preventing the spread.
Keywords : Cutaneous Lesions, COVID-19 Positive Patients, Overview.