A new symptom of the new type of coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which has been infected by more than 2 million people to date has been discovered. Studies have revealed that some cases with coronavirus disease have purple spots on the toes.
Health officials around the world have been investigating the characteristic symptoms of COVID-19 to distinguish between patients with infection and other respiratory conditions since the outbreak of the coronavirus has started.
Doctors focus on specific symptoms that appear prominently in coronavirus cases, as COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus have similar symptoms such as cough, fever and sore throat.
Doctors investigate symptoms that will distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory diseases
As most people now know, patients with coronavirus often show symptoms of high fever, dry cough, and sore throat. In addition, let’s not forget the loss of taste and smell. Some reports even show that 30 to 60 percent of COVID-19 patients experience this symptom. In a recent study, it was stated that coronavirus symptoms most searched on Google were odor loss, fever and shortness of breath.
The General Assembly of the Spanish Podiatrist Council issued a statement about a new symptom they recently found.In a study by Spanish researchers, COVID-19 patients often found purple lesions, i.e. spots, that healed without a trace on their toes.
Some chickenpox-like red spots appear on the feet of some COVID-19 patients
Researchers say they need more evidence to confirm that these spots are a direct symptom of COVID-19, but the spots are in many COVID-19 patients in Europe. The new symptom, discovered by the council, can help doctors and paramedics to detect COVID-19 patients before they have severe symptoms.
Stating that these lesions are more likely to occur in patients without other symptoms, the researchers point out that spots may be an early warning sign to identify asymptomatic patients.