Compromiso cutáneo secundario al uso del equipo de protección contra COVID-19 en el personal de la salud

Estefania Galeano Piedrahita, Maria Adelaida Garcés Abad, David Esteban Uribe Zapata, Andrés Felipe Gaviria, Camila Pérez Madrid


Desde la declaración de pandemia del coronavirus el mundo entero ha encaminado sus esfuerzos a ayudar a mitigar sus efectos, especialmente el personal de la salud. En ese intento por ayudar, buscan evitar su propio contagio por medio del uso de materiales de protección como mascarillas, gafas y guantes. Aunque protectores, éstos materiales y sus componentes pueden ser altamente perjudiciales para la piel, causando dermatitis de contacto, ulceraciones y erosiones. En esta revisión se abordan dichas manifestaciones y se proponen medidas para prevenirlas o tratarlas.


Secondary skin manifestations on the use of Covid-19 protection equipment in health professional

Since the declaration of coronavirus as a pandemic the entire world has directed its efforts to help mitigate the effects of it to the best of its ability, especially health personnel. In that attempt to help, we seek to avoid their own contact through the use of protective materials such as masks, goggles, and gloves. Although protective, this equipmment and its components can be highly damaging to the skin, causing contact dermatitis. This review addresses manifestations and reviews measures to prevent and cure them.

Keywords: COVID-19; Skin; Cutaneous manifestations; Personal protection devices; Contact dermatitis.

Palabras clave

COVID-19; Piel; Manifestaciones cutáneas; Equipos de protección personal; Dermatitis de contacto

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