Absence of images of skin of colour inpublications of COVID-19 skin manifestations

Aug 13 2020 , India

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There are now over 1 million con?rmed cases of COVID-19 globally, with more than 2,70,000 recorded deaths to date. COVID-19 has been shown to impact people of colour disproportionately, both in the UK and in the USA, where black people make up 13.4% of the population but 30% of cases of COVID-19. Mounting evidence shows that COVID-19 impacts several organ systems, including the skin. Knowledge of cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 and the ability to identify them in patients of all skin types is important for dermatologists and other healthcare providers who may be evaluating patients who are otherwise asymptomatic. In order to provide optimal care to all patients, it is therefore important that we are able to identify cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in patients with darker skin.

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