A Cutaneous manifestation in a patient with Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

A clinical case study


  • Gisoo Bani-Adam Physician Assistant




Covid-19, Cutaneous, Erythema multiforme, Rash


This case report describes a skin rash presented in a patient diagnosed with COVID-19. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2019, no skin involvement was initially observed, but more recent cases have been reported. (Marraha, 2020) Most of the cases were in Italy (eleven cases), Spain (nine cases), France (seven cases), and the United States (six cases). (Sameni, 2020) In a recent letter from Thailand, it was stated that almost all COVID‐19 patients had cutaneous signs. (Wollina, 2020)

Author Biography

Gisoo Bani-Adam, Physician Assistant

Gisoo Bani-Adam is an internationally trained medical doctor. in 1993 she received her medical degree from the University of Urmia in Iran. After graduation, she worked as a GP in public health clinics providing and promoting health care in under service areas in Iran followed by her private medical practice for almost 8 years. She participated in a research study in Rheumatic Fever conducted by the World Health Organization in 1994.  She was a committee member of the West Azerbaijan medical association in 1995. After moving to Canada, she completed the Canadian Medical council qualifying exams and received her LMCC in 2006. She published a paper in Alberta physicians' willingness to work during an influenza epidemic in 2013. She completed a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Educational Program from the University of Manitoba in 2014. Since graduation she worked in Mental Health, CRC in Winnipeg, Medical Cannabis clinics and Family Medicine in Calgary. She has been a volunteer in Calgary Alzheimer Society since 2008. She has been providing support and care to community charities, Salvation Army and few overseas orphanages. She is a strong mental health advocate.


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How to Cite

Bani-Adam, G. (2021). A Cutaneous manifestation in a patient with Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): A clinical case study. The Journal of Canada’s Physician Assistants, 2(6). https://doi.org/10.5203/jcanpa.v2i6.876



Clinical Case Studies