A new coronavirus associated with the symptom found Spanish doctors on the results of examination of patients with lesions on the skin and confirmed cases COVID-19.
According to a new study, lesions of the mouth and spots on the sky can be a new symptom of a new coronavirus, reports the Daily Mail.
The researchers found that one-third of patients with COVID-19, with a skin rash on the hands and feet, also had inflammation in the mouth in the sky.
Moreover, these spots usually appear about two weeks after people first appeared more well-known symptoms of coronavirus disease, such as fever or shortness of breath.
A team of researchers from Madrid University hospital Ramon and Cajal encourages physicians to explore the oral cavity from confirmed or suspected patients with coronavirus to see if they have these symptoms.
At the beginning of the pandemic, the Centers for control and prevention of diseases has registered on its web site are just three symptoms of the new type of coronavirus are fever, cough and shortness of breath.
However, in April, the health authorities have expanded the list of symptoms include few signs of infection: fever, recurring fever with chills, muscle aches, headache, sore throat and a new loss of taste or smell.
Public health officials said that as scientists learn more about the coronavirus, a list of new symptoms can grow.
Madrid specialists in the course of the study, the proceedings of which are published in JAMA Dermatology, from 30 March to 8 April was studied 21 hospitalized patients with mers had a skin rash.
Six patients had skin rash represents small spots that usually appear on the mucous membranes such as the mouth, nose and throat. The average time between the appearance of classic symptoms such as a cough, and these lesions accounted for about 12 days.
All observed patients were aged 40 to 69 years, and two thirds of them were women.
The team says it’s not the first time antonomy in patients with COVID-19 – reports of rash have been reported and in Italy.
“Despite the increase in the number of reports of skin rash in patients with COVID-19, making an etiological diagnosis is challenging,” write the authors of the study.
The researchers noted that many patients suffering from a coronavirus, the oral cavity has not been investigated due to concerns related to security that they are infected drops. Because of this, and the fact that patients often wear masks, it is possible that hundreds of other cases of coronavirus were lesions of the mouth.
The results of the study remind that in April issledovatelsko the material in which another group of Spanish scientists discovered that the scratches and bruises on the toes have been associated with the virus.