During the 2020 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, several cutaneous lesions were identified, including: pseudo-chilblain, vesicular, urticarial, maculopapular, and livedo/necrosis. A 59-year-old obese man with probable COVID-19 developed painful cyanosis with histopathologic capillary thrombosis of toes, and the cyanosis persisted for nearly 22 months. Shortly after initial exposure to family members with documented SARS-CoV-2, he developed upper respiratory symptoms, yet his anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody and nasal swab RT-PCR tests were repeatedly negative. Two family members were hospitalized and one of them succumbed with documented SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia within ten days of exposure. Biopsy of the distal toe 16 weeks after initial exposure demonstrated papillary dermal capillary thrombosis with endothelial swelling, telangiectasia, and peri-eccrine lymphocytic infiltrates resembling pernio. Overall, this is the first case of biopsy of “long COVID toe” following presumed SARS-Cov-2 exposure, with demonstration of thrombotic vasculopathy, toe cyanosis, and pernio-like pathology. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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