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Many with COVID-19 are getting chilblains on the feet

The COVID-19 epidemic that is impacting on the world is throwing up some unusual things for the clinical symptoms that seem to be different from person to person as well as in various countries. Several body systems might be affected differently in various amounts in different infected people. We have seen several stories in the media and in the healthcare periodicals about a number of different skin conditions in those who have contracted coronavirus. One of several unusual conditions that has been given a lot of interest from the media is the way a lot of those with COVID-19 are getting chilblains , particularly kids and those who would not normally get these. Chilblains are actually fairly common anyway in the cooler environments. The earliest reports of these lesions in those with coronavirus was in the wintertime in Spain and Italy, so that you should be expecting numerous people to get them regardless. Subsequent analysis centered on if these were only an incidental observation or if perhaps the coronavirus really was inducing the chilblains and they are part of the disease process of the ailment. This is still unsure at this time which one is likely to be the problem.

An episode of the podiatry relevant livestream, PodChatLive hammered out this problem on chilblains in COVID-19 and also the character of the phenomenon. The hosts of the show discussed the matter with Nadia Dembsky, a podiatrist from South Africa who has a specific curiosity about this topic and is intending on doing a PhD on the topic. In the episode, they did particularly cover the concerns as to if the chilblains really are a part of the pathophysiology of the coronavirus or maybe they are simply just common everyday chilblains which are merely more prevalent in individuals infected by the coronavirus. This show of PodChatLive ended up being streamed live on Facebook and also the edited version of the show is on YouTube, plus an audio edition for the typical podcast sites.