COVID-19 Pediatric Dermatology
School of Medicine
Dermatology | Infectious Disease | Pediatrics | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases | Virus Diseases
Children are a unique subset of patients in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, often presenting asymptomatically, mildly, or atypically. Manifestations of the skin may be a primary (or the only) presenting sign. Recognizing cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in the pediatric population is important to guiding precautions, testing, and management for patients and close contacts. Whereas some dermatologic signs in children overlap with those in adults, other skin findings are reported with higher frequency in children and may be clues to multisystemic sequelae. This article describes presentation, pathophysiologic theories, and management strategies for cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children.
MIS-C, Pediatric dermatology, COVID-19 children, Perniosis, Pernio-like lesions
DOI of Published Version
Neale H, Hawryluk EB. COVID-19 Pediatric Dermatology. Dermatol Clin. 2021 Oct;39(4):505-519. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2021.05.012. Epub 2021 May 31. PMID: 34556241; PMCID: PMC8165089.
Neale H, Hawryluk EB. (2021). COVID-19 Pediatric Dermatology. COVID-19 Publications by UMMS Authors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.det.2021.05.012. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/covid19/299