Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 1 Issue 11

COVID-19 Infection in Patient with Sudden Onset Anosmia in the Current Pandemic: Experience in Private Otolaryngology Practice

Md Harun Ar Rashid Talukder1*, Abul Hasnat Joarder2 and Mohammad Wahiduzzaman1

1Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Md Harun Ar Rashid Talukder, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Received: November 17, 2020; Published: November 28, 2020

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Abstract

Background: The novel human corona virus disease (COVID-19) is the fifth documented pandemic in history since the 1918 flu pandemic. Along with other clinical features, anosmia has been reported as a prime symptom in COVID-19 positive patients. The aim is to determine the prevalence of COVID-19 infection in patients who came with a history of the sudden development of anosmia.

Methodology: This study was done in a consultation center, Uttara Crescent Hospital, a privately owned hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Data were collected retrospectively from hospital records in between 01 April 2020 and 15 October 2020. Patients came with history of fever, sore throat, cough, loss of smell and altered taste, proper history were taken and examined. All the patients with suspected COVID-19 infection were sent for RT-PCR testing. Only 19 patients were included in the study with the history of anosmia from the recorded data.

Results: Among the 19 patients male were 13 and female 06. The age of the patients was in between 16 and 63 years. COVID-19 infection was confirmed in 13 patients (68.42%) in RT-PCR testing among the 19 cases.

Conclusion: Loss of smell is a significant symptom of COVID-19 infection, along with other symptoms. In the current study, the prevalence of COVID-19 infection is 68.42% in patients with history of sudden onset anosmia in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It does not reflect the country’s actual picture because of a minimal number of study populations. Further study is needed find out prevalence in Bangladesh.

Keywords: COVID-19; Anosmia; SARS-CoV-2; Corona Virus

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Citation: Md Harun Ar Rashid Talukder., et al. “COVID-19 Infection in Patient with Sudden Onset Anosmia in the Current Pandemic: Experience in Private Otolaryngology Practice". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.11 (2020): 28-31.




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