Ageusia and anosmia, a common sign of COVID-19? A case series from four countries

Jair Vargas-Gandica, Daniel Winter, Rainer Schnippe, Andrea G. Rodriguez-Morales, Johana Mondragon, Juan Pablo Escalera-Antezana, María del Pilar Trelles-Thorne, D. Katterine Bonilla-Aldana, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Alberto Paniz-Mondolfi

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Abstract

Over the course of the pandemic due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), multiple new clinical manifestations, as the consequence of the tropism of the virus, have been recognized. That includes now the neurological manifestations and conditions, such as headache, encephalitis, as well as olfactory and taste disorders. We present a series of ten cases of RT-PCR-confirmed SARS-CoV-2-infected patients diagnosed with viral-associated olfactory and taste loss from four different countries.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)785-789
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of NeuroVirology
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StateIndexed - 1 Oct 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2020, Journal of NeuroVirology, Inc.

Keywords

  • Ageusia
  • Anosmia
  • COVID-19
  • Clinical manifestations
  • Neurological
  • SARS-CoV-2

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