Chilblains on the Foot and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis that is travelling across the globe is revealing some oddities in the medical manifestations that seem to vary from person to person as well as in unique regions. Various organ systems may take a hit in a different way in several amounts in different affected people. There are many reports within the mass media and in the professional medical periodicals of a collection of distinct skin conditions in individuals infected with COVID-19. One of the peculiar ones which has been given a lot of attention from the mass media is just how a lot of those with COVID-19 are developing chilblains, mainly children and those who wouldn't commonly get a chilblain. Chilblains are reasonably prevalent at any rate in the colder environments. The earliest accounts of these chilblains in individuals with coronavirus was while in the winter season in Spain as well as Italy, so you might expect some people to get chilblains anyway. Subsequent research focused on if these were just an incidental finding or if COVID-19 was really causing the chilblains and they are part of the pathophysiological process of the condition. Its still unknown at this time which one could well be the problem.

An episode of the podiatry connected live show, PodChatLive addressed this concern on COVID-19 and also the nature of the phenomenon. The hosts on the show discussed the issue with Nadia Dembsky, a podiatric doctor from South Africa with a specific curiosity about this issue and is planning on pursing a PhD on the topic. In the episode, they did in particular cover the difficulties regarding if the chilblains really are a part of the disease process of the chilblains in COVID-19 or maybe they can be just common everyday chilblains that are only more common in individuals infected by COVID-19. This show of PodChatLive was streamed live on Facebook and the revised version of the show is on YouTube, along with an audio version on the common podcast web sites.