COVID Toes: Unusual Manifestation of Infection with Coronavirus

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A 14-month-old male with a history of eczema presented for left hand 4th-digit swelling and erythema without systemic symptoms or irritability. Imaging and laboratory tests, including COVID IgG, were unremarkable. Antibiotic treatment failed to result in resolution. Nine days after the initial visit, multiple digits of the hands and feet were erythematous and swollen. Pediatric dermatology diagnosed the patient with “COVID toes”. Discussion will focus on incidence, management, and characteristic atypical findings seen with COVID, in addition to chronic findings and spurious laboratory results.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.