THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Podiatrists in Spain believe they have stumbled on what might be an early symptom of coronavirus (COVID-19) in infected persons, especially in those who do not show any other known symptoms.
According to a statement released on April 9 by the Spanish General Council of Official Podiatrist Colleges, the new symptom is a lesion (very similar to those of chickenpox, measles or chilblains) that usually appear around the toes and heal without leaving marks on the skin.
The council issued this statement after registering numerous cases of sick people, mainly children and young people, who had small dermatological lesions on their feet.
The attention of health experts in Italy, France and Spain has now been drawn to this new symptom because the same symptoms are increasingly being detected in persons infected with the coronavirus, especially children and adolescents.
‘This may be a sign of COVID-19 detection that can help to avoid the spread,’ the council explained in the statement issued in Spanish language.
Owing to the benign nature of the new symptom, the council advised that infected persons should be monitored for other known clinical symptoms such as cough, fever and respiratory distress.