Chilblain-like lesions in a pediatric patient

Authors

  • Diana Alba Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa
  • Inês Cascais Department of Pediatrics, Centro Materno-Infantil do Norte, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Santo António
  • Mafalda Moreira Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2753-9025
  • Maria Céu Ribeiro Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa https://orcid.org/0009-0002-2672-021X
  • Jorge Abreu Ferreira Department of Pediatrics, Centro Hospitalar do Tâmega e Sousa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v32.i1.23901

Keywords:

chilblains, COVID-19, COVID-toes, foot, pernio, skin

Abstract

COVID-19 usually has a mild course in the pediatric population. Several cutaneous manifestations of the condition have been reported, being chilblain-like lesions one of the most common in younger ages. These may manifest as erythematous or violaceous macules, mostly involving the toes and feet, but less frequently also the fingers and hands. These patients usually have a favorable outcome, with complete spontaneous regression of lesions and no complications. The authors report the case of a 12-year-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department with cutaneous lesions suggestive of chilblains and a diagnosis of COVID-19 infection 17 days earlier.

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Published

2023-06-23

How to Cite

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Alba D, Cascais I, Moreira M, Ribeiro MC, Abreu Ferreira J. Chilblain-like lesions in a pediatric patient. REVNEC [Internet]. 2023Jun.23 [cited 2024May21];32(1):50-2. Available from: https://revistas.rcaap.pt/nascercrescer/article/view/23901

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Imaging Cases