Anosmia Is a Key Symptom of COVID-19 Infection and Should Be Used as a Diagnostic Tool.

Anosmia Is a Key Symptom of COVID-19 Infection and Should Be Used as a Diagnostic Tool.

Publication date: May 21, 2020

Based on observations described in our letter, we can draw the following conclusions: (1) anosmia must imperatively be added to the list of specific symptoms of COVID-19 infection, (2) anosmia can serve as a free and specific diagnostic tool for developing countries currently affected by the pandemic, (3) the mechanisms of COVID-19 anosmia seem not to directly involve nasal obstruction but rather seem to be related to damage the olfactory neuroepithelium.

Concepts Keywords
Anosmia Infection
Developing Countries Nasal obstruction
Infection Anosmia
Nasal Obstruction Organ systems
Olfactory Nervous system
Pandemic Neurological disorders
Tool Sensory systems
Anosmia
Human nose

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Anosmia
disease MESH Infection
disease MESH nasal obstruction

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