After nearly 20,000 fatalities, experts from the Spanish General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges have discovered new symptoms of Covid-19 infection which includes spots on the legs (feet, heels, and fingers), similar to signs of chickenpox or measles. This was reported by The New York Post.
Spanish physicians said that the peculiar symptom were witnessed among mostly young coronavirus patients in Italy, France, and Spain.
“There has been an accelerating discovery of a symptom in Covid-19 patients, especially in children and adolescents, however, it has also been found in some adults,” according to the reports.
The council also mentioned that there was a lack of scientific researches to back up the claims, the report said. “Obviously, due to the short time we still cannot speak of scientific evidence,” the group said.
Meanwhile, the International Federation of Podologists published a report about a 13-year-old boy who complained last month of foot sores. It was initially suspected he was suffering from a spider bite, but he later started experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, the outlet reported.
Medics later discovered that his coronavirus-stricken sister and mother had a fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing almost a weel before the lesions on his feet was discovered.
The Spanish General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges is now calling on medical professions to look out for lesions as a possible early symptom of the virus, which has spread to nearly 2 million people across the world. “The Podologists Council advises other medics to remain alert because this can be a sign of detection of COVID-19 to avoid infection,” the group said.