Journal article

Smell and Taste Dysfunction in Patients With COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Akosua Adom Agyeman, Ken L Chin, Cornelia B Landersdorfer, Danny Liew, Richard Ofori-Asenso

Mayo Clinic Proceedings | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of olfactory and gustatory dysfunctions (OGDs) among patients infected with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). METHODS: A systematic review was conducted by searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the preprint server MedRxiv from their inception until May 11, 2020, using the terms anosmia or hyposmia or dysosmia or olfactory dysfunction or olfaction disorder or smell dysfunction or ageusia or hypogeusia or dysgeusia or taste dysfunction or gustatory dysfunction or neurological and COVID-19 or 2019 novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2. The references of included studies were also manually screened. Only studies involving patients with diagnostic-co..

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