(AAD – American Academy of Dermatology) – “COVID Toes” is the latest new finding that dermatologists and others are studying closely. This could be a new skin finding affecting the distal digits of the feed that are being potentially seen in increasing numbers of individuals afflicted with COVID.

The symptoms include skin changes, swelling, discoloration affecting the toes as if there are changes such as from ischemia. The AAD – American Academy of Dermatologists are creating a skin registry of skin findings related to COVID. Approximately 50% of the findings in the registry are citing changes in the toes.

According to the AAD, for those who have contributed to the registry: “Thank you for agreeing to take part in this important effort on behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology. Our hope is that information you and others provide will help us understand dermatologic manifestations of the COVID-19 virus. All de-identified information will be kept strictly confidential and will only be shared with researchers compiling information. Data will be stored on a secure Redcap server at Massachusetts General Hospital (Partners Healthcare). Information and updates will be shared via the COVID-19 American Academy of Dermatology website.”

Dr. Esther Freeman of Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Dermatology is leading up this important research.

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