Causes of hypogeusia/hyposmia in SARS-CoV2 infected patients

J Med Virol. 2020 Oct;92(10):1793-1794. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25903. Epub 2020 Jun 2.


It is well appreciated that SARS‐CoV2 does not exclusively affect the lungs.1,2 Virus‐RNA can be detected in most of the body compartments, including the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).3 Neurological manifestations have been recently investigated in a retrospective study of 214 SARS‐CoV2‐infected patients.1

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Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV2; coronavirus; neurological; smelling; tasting.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Ageusia / etiology*
  • Ageusia / virology*
  • Anosmia / etiology*
  • Anosmia / virology*
  • COVID-19 / pathology*
  • COVID-19 / virology*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2 / pathogenicity*