Evaluation of Clinical Features and Olfactory Functions in COVID-19: A Multicentre Study.

Publication date: Jun 01, 2023

Introduction Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) causes olfactory loss one of the initial diagnostic criteria. The brief smell identification test (BSIT) is an objective test frequently used in olfactory dysfunction. This study aimed to observe the changes in olfactory functions and clinical features in a short time in COVID-19. Methods In this prospective study involving 64 patients, the BSIT was performed at two different times; at the time of first application and on the 14th day. Demographic features, laboratory findings, body mass index (BMI), blood oxygen saturation values (SpO2), complaints at first admission, fever, follow-up place, and treatment schemes were noted. Results There was a significant difference between the BSIT scores at the first admission and when the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) became negative on the 14th day (p

Concepts Keywords
Coronavirus bmi
Covid bsit
Day covid-19
Fever olfactory dysfunction
Pcr saturation


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
pathway KEGG Coronavirus disease
disease MESH causes
disease VO time
disease IDO blood
drug DRUGBANK Oxygen

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