COVID 19 Patients /Southern of Iraq: Character and Dermatologic Manifestations
Keywords:COVID 19, southern of Iraq, acrodematitis enteropathica
Background: the spread of coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in China and then around the world where
the current study explores the link between skin manifestations and COVID-19. Methods: A cross sectional
study including all diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Thi-Qar and Al-Muthana governorates, where started
by the diagnosis of the 1st case in Thi-Qar province, and ended with the 21th of April 2020, the cases were
distributed as 62 cases from Thi-Qar and 54 cases from Al-Muthana, information had been gathered from
COVID -19 isolation unites in the two main hospitals of isolation, Al-Husain teaching Hospital and AlMuthana teaching hospital. Results: The result showed that there are 116 cases of SARS-COV2 infection
was recorded in Thi-Qar and Al-Muthanna, the high percentage of infection was detects in the middle adult
80(69%) in the age group over 60 years old. The distribution of infection according to the gender revealed
significant differences where the males comprise (87.75%) of cases. The direct contact route of transmission
was predominant among patients 101 (87.1%). Also, the highest percentage was live 110(94.8%). According
to the results there was a negative relationship between the two variables was detected, there is no correlation.
So, there is no correlation in skin manifestations according to the system involvement among COVID-19
infected cases with the pearson correlation (0.327). The results show non-statistical significance in skin
manifestation according to biography among only who had dermatological lesions at p value (0.248). Also,
there are non-statistical significant in source of infection according to skin manifestation and no correlation
between skin manifestations and death with corona virus. Conclusions: It can be concluded from the current
study that there is no close correlation between skin manifestations and COVID-19 infection, a very weak
direct relationship because some patients may not show any symptoms and these are considered negative
signs, meanwhile the unique skin lesion are zinc like deficiency( acrodematitis enteropathica )not reported
in any other areas.
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