Anosmia and Dysgeusia in the Absence of Other Respiratory Diseases: Should COVID-19 Infection Be Considered?

  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Yasmine Maouche Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Maria Belen Alonso Ortiz Internal Medicine Department, Dr Negrin University Hospital, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Zaida Cordoba Sosa Internal Medicine Department, Fuerteventura General Hospital, Fuerteventura, Spain
  • Jean Baptiste Chahbazian Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Aneska Syrovatkova Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Pierre Pertoldi Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Emmanuel Andres Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
  • Abrar-Ahmad Zulfiqar Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France

Keywords

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, 2019-nCoV, anosmia, dysgeusia

Abstract

We describe two elderly patients evaluated at emergency departments for anosmia/dysgeusia in the absence of any other respiratory symptoms prior to or upon admission. In the current epidemiological context, clinical and biological work-up led to a diagnosis of COVID-19 infection. Unfortunately, one of the patients died during hospitalization, but the other recovered and was discharged.

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  • Published: 2020-04-03

    Issue: Vol 7 No 4 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Lorenzo Villalba N, Maouche Y, Alonso Ortiz MB, Cordoba Sosa Z, Chahbazian JB, Syrovatkova A, Pertoldi P, Andres E, Zulfiqar A-A. Anosmia and Dysgeusia in the Absence of Other Respiratory Diseases: Should COVID-19 Infection Be Considered?. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Apr.3 [cited 2020Sep.18];7(4). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1641

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