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Prevalence of acute olfactory dysfunction differs between variants of SARS-CoV-2—results from chemosensitive testing in wild type, VOC alpha (B.1.1.7) and VOC delta (B.1617.2)

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Hintschich, Constantin A. ; Vielsmeier, Veronika ; Bohr, Christopher ; Hagemann, Jan ; Klimek, Ludger
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 01 Jul 2022 06:50

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Background Olfactory dysfunction is one of the leading symptoms of COVID-19. Previous data suggest a different prevalence between the wild type virus and its subsequent variants. Here, we report on a prospective study to psychophysically compare olfactory function in acute SARS-CoV-2 infection between wild type, VOC alpha and VOC delta. Methods SARS-CoV-2 was confirmed by reverse-transcription ...


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