Oral and cutaneous manifestations of viral and bacterial infections: Not only COVID-19 disease

Francesco Drago, Giulia Ciccarese, Giulia Merlo, Ilaria Trave, Sanja Javor, Alfredo Rebora, Aurora Parodi

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Abstract

Globalization entails several medical problems along with economic and social complications. Migrations from other continents, increasing numbers of tourists worldwide, and importation of foreign parasites (eg, Aedes albopictus) have made diseases previously unknown in Europe a reality. The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic throughout the world is a warning that other epidemics are still possible. Most, if not all of these diseases, transmitted by viruses or bacteria, present with cutaneous symptoms and signs that are highly important for a speedy diagnosis, a fundamental concept for arresting the diseases and saving lives. Dermatologists play a significant role in delineating cutaneous and mucosal lesions that are often lumped together as dermatitis. We provide a review of many of these cutaneous and mucosal lesions that sometimes are forgotten or even ignored.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinics in Dermatology
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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