Chilblain-like eruption in COVID-19 disease: possible pathogenetic role of temperature


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Acknowledgements: the patient provided informed consent to publication of case details. Funding: none. Conflicts of interest: none.

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Wee, C., Tey, H.L. Chilblain-like eruption in COVID-19 disease: possible pathogenetic role of temperature. Eur J Dermatol 30, 764–765 (2020).

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