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Link between Covid-19 infections and ‘smell blindness’

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The Royal College of Otolaryngologists, Head and Neck Surgeons of Thailand is alerting doctors to pay special attention to signs of anosmia (loss of smell or ‘smell blindness’) with Covid-19 patients and people who are being tested for Covid-19.

Anosmia was found to be more common in patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19.

The chairperson of the royal college, Professor Doctor Saowarot Phattharaphakdi says that two-thirds of the patients infected with the new coronavirus experience this specific condition.

“More and more studies have found a link between Covid-19 infections and incidents of anosmia.”

“Under the circumstances, the royal college is urging medical specialists to be cognisant of anosmia as it can present a credible indication of Covid-19 infection in the patients they treat.”

The royal college is also recommending that all patients who have any signs or developed sudden anosmia symptoms should be tested for the Covid-19 infection. The royal college is also warning people who might have signs of anosmia to not use steroids (oral) for treatments.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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