Chilblains on the Foot and COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak that is sweeping the world is revealing some unusual things for the clinical symptoms that seem to vary for every person and in different countries. Various organ systems may take a hit diversely in several amounts in different affected people. We have seen numerous reports in the media and in the medical periodicals about a range of distinct skin conditions in individuals infected with COVID-19. One of several odd ones which has been given some focus within the media is the way more and more of those with COVID-19 are getting chilblains, in particular kids and people who would not ordinarily get these. Chilblains are generally fairly prevalent at any rate in the colder environments. The first accounts of these lesions in individuals with coronavirus was while in the winter in Spain as well as Italy, which means you could anticipate many people to get chilblains anyways. Following exploration centered on if these were only an incidental finding or if perhaps the problem was really causing the chilblains and they are part of the pathophysiological process of the ailment. Its still not clear at this stage which one is likely to be the issue.

An instalment of the podiatry relevant live show, PodChatLive dealt with this disorder on chilblains in COVID-19 and the nature of the phenomenon. The hosts on the episode reviewed the matter with Nadia Dembsky, a podiatrist from South Africa who has a specific curiosity about this topic and is planning on undertaking a PhD on the subject. In the episode, they did specifically cover the issues concerning if the chilblains are a part of the pathophysiology of the COVID-19 or if perhaps they are simply just common everyday chilblains that are simply more common in individuals infected by COVID-19. This particular episode of PodChatLive ended up being send out live on Facebook and the edited version of the show is on YouTube, as well as an audio version for the typical podcast sources.