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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 65  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 251-258

Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) facts and figures: What every dermatologist should know in this hour of need


1 Dermatology Clnic, Farwaniya Hospital, Sabah Al Nasser, Kuwait
2 Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudip Das
Department of Dermatology, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_360_20

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Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected India and world as a whole, like nothing in the recent history and we, dermatologists, are also affected directly or indirectly. In this review, we have tried to address all COVID-19-related information we need to be aware of as a health-care professional. We have discussed the relevant details of the disease: the agent, the symptomatology, common preventive measures, investigations, and management outline. We have also discussed the implications of COVID-19 in dermatology practice and given a basic guideline for dermatology practice during the pandemic


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