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Smell and taste dysfunction in patients with COVID-19


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Smell and taste dysfunction in patients with COVID-19



The plural of an anecdote is not evidence, yet anecdotal international reports are accumulating from ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons and other health-care workers on the front lines that anosmia, with or without dysgeusia, are symptoms frequently associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.




Xydakis, Michael S., Puya Dehgani-Mobaraki, Eric H. Holbrook, Urban W. Geisthoff, Christian Bauer, Charlotte Hautefort, Philippe Herman, Geoffrey T. Manley, Dina M. Lyon, and Claire Hopkins. 2020. "Smell and taste dysfunction in patients with COVID-19." The Lancet Infectious Diseases.


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