Is taste and smell impairment irreversible in COVID-19 patients?


SALCAN İ. , KARAKEÇİLİ F. , SALCAN S. , ÜNVER E. , Akyuz S., SEÇKİN E. , ...More

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.278, no.2, pp.411-415, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 278 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-020-06560-0
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.411-415

Abstract

Objective It is known that the COVID-19 disease, which has affected the whole world, causes symptoms, such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fatigue, diarrhea, headache and sore throat, in addition to various clinical findings, such as loss of smell and taste. In this study, we aimed to reveal the loss of sense of taste and smell in COVID-19 patients and to investigate whether these sensory losses are permanent in the healing process of the disease.