Article Title and Bibliographic Information
Taste and smell as chemosensory dysfunctions in COVID-19 infection. Passarelli PC, Lopez MA, Mastandrea Bonaviri GN, Garcia-Godoy F, D'Addona A. Am J Dent 2020;33(3):135-137.
Source of Funding
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Type of Study/Design
Subjects or Study Selection
This systematic review included studies that assessed the number or percentage of patients with COVID-19 presenting with loss of smell (anosmia) and/or loss of taste (ageusia). Only human studies published in English were included and authors excluded letters, review articles, and unpublished abstracts.
Key Study Factor
The systematic review included cross-sectional studies that reported the prevalence of anosmia and/or ageusia in patients with COVID-19.
Main Outcome Measure
The main outcome measure was the number or percentage of patients with COVID-19 presenting with anosmia and/or ageusia.