Post-Covid loss of smell is an emerging public health problem |
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Post-Covid loss of smell is an emerging public health problem
Dr Surya Kant, Professor and Head, Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KGMU, UP, Lucknow. National Vice Chairman IMA-AMS,  20 November 2021
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New loss of smell (anosmia) is a common symptom of Covid-19, particularly during the first wave of the pandemic. It presents either as an isolated symptom or as part of the constellation of symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste (dysgeusia). New onset anosmia during the pandemic was considered equivalent to a positive SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR test.A new analysis of data published in JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery reports that nearly 1.6 million peo...
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