Journal article

Self-reported smell and taste alteration as the sole clinical manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Nicola Cirillo, Giuseppe Colella

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Chemosensory dysfunction has increasingly been reported in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Here, we document a case of a patient with taste and smell alterations as the only clinical manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. In March 2020, a 36-year-old woman presented with self-reported hypogeusia/ageusia and hyposmia/anosmia in the absence of any respiratory symptom. The patient, who had no clinical and radiographic signs of sinusitis and was otherwise healthy, eventually had a positive test result for SARS-CoV-2. She did not develop any COVID-19-related symptoms throughout her 6-month follow up. Her self-reported chemosens..

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