Investigating new-onset smell and taste disorders in Covid-19

Takeaway

  • Acute-onset smell and/or taste disorders (STD) are significantly more frequent in cases of Covid-19 than influenza and are commonly an initial manifestation.

Why this matters ?

    Manifestations of new-onset STD could be indicative of Covid-19 infection and should be considered a focus for clinical suspicions and used to encourage self-isolation procedures.