Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Loss of smell is the best sign of COVID-19

Two international studies confirm that for the majority of patients with respiratory infections who lose the sense of smell, this is due to COVID-19. The disease also often results in both loss of taste and the other senses ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

I've lost my sense of smell: Is it COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—While loss of smell is a symptom of COVID-19, don't panic—there are a variety of other possible causes, one expert says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Better measures reveal more COVID-19 smell loss

Smell loss is a frequently reported symptom of COVID-19 but reports of prevalence vary from study-to-study and range from 5% to 98%. With such a wide range of estimates, it is difficult to prioritize its importance for testing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sensory scientists encourage smell checks to fight COVID-19 spread

With mounting scientific evidence that anosmia, or loss of smell, is one of the most specific symptoms of COVID-19 infection, sensory scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences have launched a webpage to ...

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Neurological consequences of COVID-19: The 'Silent Wave'

Is the world prepared a wave of neurological consequences that may be on its way as a result of COVID-19? This question is at the forefront of research underway at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. A ...

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