Frequency of hyposmia and dysgeusia as presenting symptoms for COVID-19

Takeaway

  • Hyposmia and dysgeusia are prevalent among patients with mild-to-moderate COVID-19, independent of smoking, and may be considered precursors to COVID-19 infection.

Why this matters

    Early markers of COVID-19 infection will lead to earlier identification and diagnosis, limiting spread and potentially ensuring earlier treatment and associated improved outcomes.