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‘Covid toe’ may be side-effect of immune response: Study

‘Covid toe’ may be side-effect of immune response: Study

The skin condition known as Covid toe may be a side-effect of the immune system’s response to fighting off the virus, according to a study, reports The Guardian.

The symptom results in chilblain-like inflammation and redness on the hands and feet, with the condition sometimes lasting for months at a time. It typically develops within a week to four weeks of being infected and can result in toes and fingers becoming swollen or changing colour.

Researchers behind the study, which has been published in the British Journal of Dermatology,   examined 50 participants with the condition and 13 with similar chilblains lesions that arose before the pandemic.