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03-29-20

There is a lot of talk these days about loss of smell as a symptom of COVID-19 disease. Although there is no agreement neither within medical  circles nor the general public, the claim that loss of smell is a sign of coronavirus disease wins ground.  In the following article a US professor of medicine explains that loss of smell (anosmia)  is observed in other medical conditions, not only COVID-18. Additionally it is not present in all COVID-19 patients. Read here the anatomical basis and the significance of anosmia for the  coronavirus disease.


The significance of observed anosmia in COVID-19
 Project: Methods of prevention and therapy of coronavirus infection COVID-19
  Michael NikoletseasMichael Nikoletseas
   DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32291.20007/1

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