Mayo Clinic Talks COVID-19 Miniseries Episode 7: Anosmia - What’s Currently Known
Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast #139
COVID-19 information evolves daily. The views and perspectives shared in these resources are presented based on information available at the time of recording.
Recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020
What’s currently known about anosmia as a symptom of COVID-19 infection? Should we be using it as a screening tool? What causes it to occur when someone is infected with SARS-CoV-2 and what’s the prevalence in symptomatic vs otherwise asymptomatic individuals? Dr. Erin O’Brien gives an up to date overview of current reports, treatment options, and what you need to know about anosmia.
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- Recall current reports of anosmia incidence in COVID-19.
- Recall current theory for how SARS-CoV-2 causes anosmia in COVID-19.
- Recall recommendations for presence of anosmia as a screening question when evaluating for COVID-19.
- Recall current recommendations for the treatment of anosmia.
- Recall the presence of a high SARS-CoV-2 viral load in the nose for those with COVID-19.
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