COVID-19 Complication: Acrocyanosis Symptoms and Causes Explained by Leeds Doctor

2023-08-17 16:26:57

This is indeed what is suffering from a 33-year-old man whose lower limbs began, about six months after being infected with the virus, to turn purple and then blue each time he got up from his bed. , to which was added a rash on the level of his feet. Besides these aesthetic details, he also felt tingling and itching, forcing the patient to sit down again, the symptoms disappearing in a lying position.

“This is a striking case of acrocyanosis in a patient who did not experience it before his Covid-19”, analysis in a press release from Leeds, doctor Manoj Sivan who reported this case. Acrocyanosis is a disease of the blood vessels which leads to poor oxygenation of the skin, following dysautonomia, a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.

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