Perspectives

Presentation with Anosmia and Ageusia: Possible Hidden Carriers of COVID-19

Authors: Elham Iran-Pour, MD, Amir Ali Tavabi, MD, Ali Seifi, MD

Abstract

Postviral olfactory loss is the second leading cause of loss of sense of smell (anosmia), accounting for up to 40% of adult cases,1 mostly middle-aged or older women.2 Influenza or common cold viruses, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), account for 12% (10%–15%) of individuals with anosmia.3
Posted in: Disorders Of The Nose & Paranasal Sinuses1

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