Incidence of anosmia and rescue from anosmia among COVID-19 patients in Aseer region of kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Author(s): Ali Maeed Alshehri*

Background: The viruses that cause the common cold are well known for causing post-infectious loss, and post-viral anosmia is one of the most common causes of anosmia in adults, accounting for up to 40% of cases. COVID-19 has also had a significant effect on public health due to its higher degree of transmissibility, which has resulted in rapid global spread. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis that took place between August 2020 to February 2021. The research focused on COVID-19 patients that had already been diagnosed and were admitted to Alnamas, Tanoma and Albashir hospitals The data was gathered through the purposely constructed questionnaire. Through E-link and telephonic survey, the questionnaire was constructed by the panel of specialist including subject specialists, researchers, English language experts Results: Out of total 198 respondents (Covid-19 patients) 62% were male while 38% were females. Cronbach alpha of the questionnaire was 0.81. Mean (SD) of the age of respondent was 39.5 (8.5). We have observed significant difference while we comparing age and anosmia. Conclusion: We concluded that anosmia is also one of the symptoms of covid-19. In the COVID-19 battle, using loss of smell and taste as an infection marker will be a powerful tool.

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    Submitted PhD thesis in Biotechnology at GITAM University, Vizag.

  • Yousef Alomi

    Yousef Alomi
    The Past Head, General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care at Ministry of Health,
    Saudi Arabia Critical Care/TPN
    Clinical Pharmacist Ministry of Health,
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Osamu Tanaka

    Osamu Tanaka
    Assistant Professor,
    Department of Radiation Oncology
    Asahi University Hospital
    Gifu city, Gifu, Japan

  • Maher Abdel Fattah Al-Shayeb

    Department of Surgical Sciences, Ajman University, UAE

  • Andrzej Zdziennicki

    Institute of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Medical University of Lodz, I Clinic of Gynecology and Gynecological Oncology (Lodz, Poland)

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