Journal article

Taste alteration in COVID-19: Significant geographical differences exist in the prevalence of the symptom

Nicola Cirillo

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2021

Abstract

Early detection of COVID-19 is important for reduction in the spread of the disease and gustatory disturbances (GD) are known to have a strong predictive value. In the present study, we aimed to map the geographical differences in the prevalence of GD in individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2 during the first wave of COVID-19 in order to improve case identification and to facilitate prioritization. We undertook a rapid scoping review of articles published in the repository of the National Library of Medicine (MEDLINE/PubMed) and medRxiv from their inception until 3rd September, 2020. The minimum requirements for completing a restricted systematic review were fulfilled. Of the 431 articles retr..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The first version of this article was published in medRxiv on 13 September 2020. N.C. is grateful to Professor Stephen Prime, who kindly reviewed the manuscript and provided critical comments. N.C. would like to acknowledge the support of the Division of Basic and Clinical Oral Sciences, Melbourne Dental School, The Univer-sity of Melbourne, particularly with reference to Article Processing Charges.