A Review of COVID-19 Chilblains-like Lesions and their Differential Diagnosis

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Adv Skin Wound Care. 2021 Mar 12. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000737860.47789.3c. Online ahead of print.

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GENERAL PURPOSE: Forthcoming.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: Forthcoming.

ABSTRACT: This review article focuses on the pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnostic testing of the common pathologies that can manifest as chilblains-like lesions. These differentials include COVID toes, Raynaud phenomenon, acrocyanosis, critical limb ischemia, thromboangiitis obliterans, chilblains associated with lupus erythematosus, and idiopathic chilblains. The authors present a helpful mnemonic, ARCTIC, to assist clinicians in recognition and diagnosis.

PMID:33797425 | DOI:10.1097/01.ASW.0000737860.47789.3c

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