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Inflammation and Vascular Injury as the Basis of COVID-19 Skin Changes: Preliminary Analysis of 23 Patients from the Literature [Letter]

Authors Tatu AL, Nadasdy T, Bujoreanu FC

Received 8 February 2021

Accepted for publication 12 February 2021

Published 26 February 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 185—186

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCID.S305847

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Jeffrey Weinberg


Alin Laurentiu Tatu,1,2 Thomas Nadasdy,1 Florin Ciprian Bujoreanu1,3

1“St. Parascheva” Clinical Hospital of Infectious Diseases, Dermatology Department, Galati, Romania; 2Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy/Clinical Department, Dermatology, Medical and Pharmaceutical Research Unit/Competitive, Interdisciplinary Research Integrated Platform, ReForm-UDJG, “Dunărea de Jos” University, Galati, Romania; 3Dermatology Department, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Doctoral School - Medicine, Galați, Romania

Correspondence: Thomas Nadasdy
Spitalul Clinic de Boli Infecțioase Galați, Departamentul de Dermatologie, Strada Traian 393, Galați, 800179, Romania
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We read with great interest and excitement the findings published in your journal by Yue Zheng and colleagues attempting to elucidate the pathological nature of SARS-CoV-2-related dermatologic manifestations. The authors speculate on interesting and relevant information related to the pathogenesis of skin manifestations and hypothesize that direct virally mediated destruction does not play a factor in the clinical manifestations seen in this emerging pathology.1 We believe that it is still too soon to rule out a direct viral pathogenesis for a portion of these skin lesions.
 
View the original paper by Zheng and colleagues

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