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Adv Skin Wound Care ; 34(12): 651-655, 2021 Dec 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1528177


OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of hand dermatitis among nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic and factors affecting its prevalence. METHODS: The research sample consisted of 175 nurses working in state hospitals. Research data were collected via Google survey between September and October 2020. The data were collected using a sociodemographic data collection form, and a self-assessment form was used to determine dermatologic symptoms. RESULTS: The frequency of hand dermatitis among nurses was 70.9%. A statistically significant difference was found between sex, allergy history, and increased frequency of handwashing and the frequency of hand dermatitis. No significant difference in terms of the frequency of hand dermatitis was found between nurses who provided care to patients who were COVID-19 positive versus nurses who provided care to patients who were COVID-19 negative. However, the frequency of washing hands and using hand disinfectants and hand creams was found to have increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the prepandemic period. CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of hand dermatitis increased among nurses during the pandemic. The increased frequency of handwashing during the pandemic poses a risk for hand dermatitis among nurses, although this should not discourage nurses from appropriate hygiene.

Dermatitis/diagnosis , Hand/physiopathology , Nurses/statistics & numerical data , Adult , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/transmission , Dermatitis/epidemiology , Female , Hand Disinfection , Humans , Infection Control/instrumentation , Infection Control/methods , Male , Middle Aged , Personal Protective Equipment/adverse effects , Personal Protective Equipment/statistics & numerical data , Prevalence , Turkey/epidemiology
CEN Case Rep ; 10(2): 250-254, 2021 May.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-932659


Patients on dialysis may have an elevated risk of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its complications due to their high prevalence of comorbidities. Here we describe the case of an 80-year-old male undergoing peritoneal dialysis with a moderate SARS-CoV-2 infection who developed a purpuric dermatitis and ischemic stroke after successful recovery from his bilateral pneumonia. Erythemato-papular lesions affecting trunk and lower limbs appeared 17 days after the onset of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms. These kind of lesions are an infrequent cutaneous manifestation of COVID-19. The pathology revealed a moderate purpuric dermatitis affecting superficial dermis and corticoesteroids were prescribed achieving complete resolution. Arterial thrombosis affecting cerebellar vermis emerged 30 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms. It occurred 5 days after withdrawal of antithrombotic prophylaxis that the patient received from his admission until 2 weeks after discharge. He completely recovered from his paresis and continued on his regular antiaggregation therapy. This is the first case report published of a patient with PD with such COVID-19-related complications. More experience is needed to determine the appropriate length of antithrombotic prophylaxis especially in high-risk individuals.

COVID-19/complications , COVID-19/diagnosis , Dermatitis/virology , Ischemic Stroke/virology , Kidney Failure, Chronic/complications , Peritoneal Dialysis , Aged, 80 and over , COVID-19/therapy , Dermatitis/diagnosis , Dermatitis/therapy , Humans , Ischemic Stroke/diagnosis , Ischemic Stroke/therapy , Male