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Leucocytoclastic vasculitis in a patient with COVID-19 with positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR in skin biopsy
  1. Maria Camprodon Gómez1,
  2. Carlos González-Cruz2,
  3. Berta Ferrer3 and
  4. María Jesús Barberá4
  1. 1Rare Diseases, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Dermatology, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
  3. 3Pathology, Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Vall d\'Hebron, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maria Camprodon Gómez; camprodon.90{at}


Main skin manifestations of COVID-19 have been recently classified. However, little is known about cutaneous histopathological patterns and the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in these skin lesions. We present a healthy 29-year-old man who developed a leucocytoclastic vasculitis for COVID-19 with positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR in skin biopsy.

  • dermatology
  • vasculitis
  • infectious diseases

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  • Contributors All authors were involved in the care pathway of the patient and in the development of this article. MCG and CG-C were involved in the investigations, did the literature review and wrote the manuscript. BF was responsible for the acquisition of pathology results. MJB provided guidance in preparing the article and contributed substantially to revising the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.