COVID-19 in Patients With Anosmia in Egypt

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Ain Shams University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Anosmia
Covid19
Dysgeusia

Study type

Observational

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT04473157
FMASU P45a/2020

Details and patient eligibility

About

The study aims to test the frequency of severe acute respiratory syndrome new corona virus SARS-CoV-2 or other respiratory viruses in patients presenting with anosmia or dysgeusia to Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt.

Full description

Fifty Patients presenting to Triage and/or Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinics in Ain Shams University Hospitals with the chief complaint of Anosmia/ dysgeusia in the period July- September 2020; will undergo thorough history taking, clinical assessment and polymers chain reaction rt-PCR to SARS-COV2; and if proven negative to COVID 19, PCR to other respiratory pathogens will be tested. COVID-19 patients will be managed according to the standard protocol of Ain Shams University Hospitals. Follow up after 3 weeks for the outcome of recovery of the smell sense and seroconversion by rapid test for immunoglobulins IgM/ IgG of COVID 19, for the probability of a false negative PCR at initial visit. Ethical committee approval for the current study protocol was obtained. Patients will be invited to participate and the informed consent will be signed.

Enrollment

58 patients

Sex

All

Ages

18+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

adult (>18 years) patients presented with acute-onset anosmia.

Exclusion criteria

patients with anosmia or gustatory dysfunctions before the epidemic; patients with previous history of chronic sinusitis or previous sinus surgery.

Trial contacts and locations

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