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Rash Inside Mouth May Be Symptom Of COVID-19, Small Study Suggests

Newsweek (7/20, Gander) reports, “A rash inside the mouth could be a symptom of COVID-19, according to a small study.” After examining “the mouths of 21 COVID-19 patients who had rashes on their skin to see if they had enanthem, or a rash inside the body on the mucous membrane,” researchers discovered “six (29 percent) of the patients had some form of enanthem in their mouths.” Furthermore, the findings indicate that “on average, it took around 12 days for the patients to develop a rash on their mucous membrane after they showed known COVID-19 symptoms,” and “most of the six patients (83 percent) had petechiae, or small purple, red, or brown spots in their oral cavities.” The findings were published in JAMA Dermatology.
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