Skin often represents a target organ for adverse drug reactions and this also applies to the mRNA vaccines against Sars-CoV-2. Here we present a case of extensive livedoid reaction after 2nd dose of BNT162b-2 vaccine with massive blood skin extravasation and no systemic symptoms apart from anemization. The 30-year-old woman developed progressively enlarging livedoid lesions on limbs and abdomen. Histology showed a near-normal epidermis and a very mild interstitial mixed inflammatory infiltrate with extensive blood extravasation in mid- and deep dermis. Diagnosis was adverse reaction to vaccine with skin capillary hyperpermeability and anaemization with lower than diagnostic features of cutaneous small vessel vasculitis. To date, no cases of a livedoid skin reaction associated to Covid-19 vaccine have been reported, and this case illustrates that massive livedoid reaction can be another kind of skin reaction to mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.

Livedoid skin reaction to 2nd dose of mRNA Covid-19 vaccine

Eccher, Albino;
2022

Abstract

Skin often represents a target organ for adverse drug reactions and this also applies to the mRNA vaccines against Sars-CoV-2. Here we present a case of extensive livedoid reaction after 2nd dose of BNT162b-2 vaccine with massive blood skin extravasation and no systemic symptoms apart from anemization. The 30-year-old woman developed progressively enlarging livedoid lesions on limbs and abdomen. Histology showed a near-normal epidermis and a very mild interstitial mixed inflammatory infiltrate with extensive blood extravasation in mid- and deep dermis. Diagnosis was adverse reaction to vaccine with skin capillary hyperpermeability and anaemization with lower than diagnostic features of cutaneous small vessel vasculitis. To date, no cases of a livedoid skin reaction associated to Covid-19 vaccine have been reported, and this case illustrates that massive livedoid reaction can be another kind of skin reaction to mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.
Covid-19 vaccine; drug eruption; mRNA vaccine; skin
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