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Inflammatory olfactory neuropathy in two patients with COVID-19


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Inflammatory olfactory neuropathy in two patients with COVID-19



We report two cases of olfactory neuropathy diagnosed at autopsy in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. One patient experienced anosmia. Information about anosmia was not available in the other patient.




Kirschenbaum, Daniel, Lukas L. Imbach, Silvia Ulrich, Elisabeth J. Rushing, Emanuela Keller, Regina R. Reimann, Katrin B. M. Frauenknecht, Mona Lichtblau, Martin Witt, Thomas Hummel, Peter Steiger, Adriano Aguzzi, and Karl Frontzek. 2020. "Inflammatory olfactory neuropathy in two patients with COVID-19." The Lancet.


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