SUDDEN ANOSMIA - HIDDEN INTIMATION OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS

  • Sana Abbas Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Aisha Rafique Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Amjad Akram Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Omer Zafar Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Basit Mehmood Khan Combined Military Hospital/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Beenish Abbas Armed Forces Institute of Ophthalmology/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Anosmia, Coronavirus, Smoker

Abstract

The coronavirus infection 2019 (COVID-19) is a progressing viral pandemic. Adverse impacts related to COVID19 are usually includes sore throat, cough, fever and dyspnea. Anosmia emerged as newer reported symptom however, recognition awaited from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Infection Control and Prevention (CDC). This case series features an instance of isolated abrupt presentation of anosmia as a
manifestation of COVID-19 between two young males with parallelism of smoking and modest disease manifestation. Loss of smell is demonstrative of COVID-19 disease and has significant ramifications with regards to healthcare workers working close to infected therefore has increased susceptibility.

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Published
2020-09-14
How to Cite
Abbas, S., Rafique, A., Akram, A., Zafar, O., Khan, B., & Abbas, B. (2020). SUDDEN ANOSMIA - HIDDEN INTIMATION OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal (PAFMJ), 70(2), S669-71. Retrieved from https://mail.pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5333
Section
Case Reports

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