Familial Clustering of COVID-19 Skin Manifestations

Alin Laurentiu Tatu, Thomas Nadasdy, Florin Ciprian Bujoreanu
Dermatologic Therapy 2020 August 14, : e14181
The medical community in the past months has seen a flourishing of information related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. From the early days of the pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has been linked to multiple different types of skin involvement. To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to report on a case of familial clustering of a maculopapular COVID-19 rash. 8 persons presented COVID-19 symptoms, 6 were confirmed via SAR-CoV-2 chemoluminescent immunoassays, and the 4 related by blood presented skin manifestations. While it has not been fully established if the SARS-CoV-2 can in fact cause viral exanthems, our observations regarding the familial clustering and the temporal evolution seen in this family seem to present strong evidence of a viral exanthema related to SARS-CoV-2 infection. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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