Since she's a dermatologist, Esther Freeman of Massachusetts General Hospital figured the coronavirus pandemic wouldn't cause her workload to escalate. But she was wrong, as she started getting calls from patients who had frostbite-like rashes on their toes. “My inbox and my telemedicine clinic are full of just toes. It’s all about toes. I have never seen so many toes,” Freeman toldThe Washington Post. The inflammation typically disappeared in two to three weeks without treatment--but what was striking was that many of these patients tested positive for COVID-19. Furthermore, almost all patients with "COVID toes" are children or young adults. This curious phenomenon provides yet another challenge to the early assumption that the virus primarily affects people's lungs.
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