Foot sores much like chickenpox could be a brand new peculiar symptom of the coronavirus, in accordance with a group of Spanish physicians.
The Spanish Normal Council of Official Podiatrist Faculties warned experts that some COVID-19 sufferers have skilled lesions on their toes “much like these of chickenpox or measles,” in accordance with Newsflash.
“They’re purple lesions (similar to these of chickenpox, measles or chilblains) which normally seem on the toes and usually heal with out leaving a mark,” the group stated.
The well being professionals stated that the unusual symptom was noticed amongst principally younger coronavirus sufferers in Italy, France and Spain.
“There was an rising detection of a symptom in COVID-19 victims, particularly in youngsters and adolescents, nevertheless, it has additionally been detected in some adults,” the group stated.
The council famous, nevertheless, there haven’t been sufficient scientific research to again up the findings, the report stated.
“Clearly, because of the brief time we nonetheless can’t converse of scientific proof,” the group stated.
In the meantime, the Internationaal Federation of Podologists launched a report a few 13-year-old boy who complained final month of foot sores.
It was initially assumed he was affected by a spider chew, however he later began experiencing signs of the coronavirus, the outlet reported.
Docs later found that his coronavirus-stricken sister and mom had a fever, cough and bother respiration six days earlier than the lesions on his toes appeared.
The Spanish Normal Council of Official Podiatrist Faculties is now calling on medical professions to look out for lesions as a doable early symptom of the virus, which has unfold to almost 2 million folks internationally.
“The Podologists Council urges its schools and its members to stay alert as a result of this will be a sign of detection of COVID-19 to keep away from an infection,” the group stated.