A report has revealed a Boston teenager suffered from “penis erosions” while having COVID.
Boston teenager suffered “penis erosions” while having COVID. The 17-year-old, who has remained unnamed, went to Boston Children’s Hospital after suffering from “erosions” and mouth ulcers for three days. He had tested positive for coronavirus the previous week after losing his taste and smell.
After an examination doctors found he had red lesions on his penis and mouth ulcers. The lesions on his penis were “painless” it was reported. He was treated, however over the next three days the ulcers got worse. The doctors put him on an oral steroid which saw a “marked improvement”.
Other tests carried out revealed normal levels of blood oxygen and breathing rate. After a few days they re-tested the teen for COVID and a positive result was found. Doctors diagnosed him with “SARS-CoV-2 [coronavirus]–associated reactive infectious mucocutaneous eruption (RIME)”.
As his mouth ulcers got progressively worse he was given the steroid prednisone as an oral solution every day for four days. Doctors said “This was followed by drastic improvement in his mucositis.” Conclusions from specialists said COVID was a “likely trigger” for the boy’s symptoms.
Speaking of the teenage patient, the medics wrote. “This case highlights what is to our knowledge the first report of SARS-CoV-2–induced RIME.” However skin symptoms like rashes, chilblains and hives are relatively common among coronavirus patients.