Examination of Cutaneous Changes Among Patients Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Jordan B. Lane, Unity Health
Samuel Stahly, Unity Health
Adam Sills, Sills Dermatology
Stephen D. Wagner, Unity Health
Stacy Zimmerman, Unity Health
David Martin, Unity Health
Suporn Sukpraprut-Braaten, Kansas City University


Individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 have been found to develop a variety of cutaneous symptoms. This study sought to describe varying cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in individuals presenting to an inpatient healthcare facility. We screened individuals who presented with COVID-19 for skin changes throughout the illness and administered a survey regarding demographics, medical history, and their cutaneous findings. Three individuals reported varying skin findings including wheals, petechiae, ecchymosis, and papules. One individual reported a worsening skin condition, psoriasis, as well as a new skin condition, seborrheic dermatitis. In conclusion, cutaneous manifestations of patients suffering from COVID-19 are wide-ranging and worsening skin conditions amongst these patients should be further investigated.