Two-Year Recovery Rate of Altered Sense of Smell or Taste in Patients With Mildly Symptomatic COVID-19

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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About The Study: In this study of 168 patients reporting a COVID-19–related smell or taste dysfunction, 88% completely recovered within 2 years. It took more than six months to recover for 11% of patients.

Authors: Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, M.D., of the University of Trieste in Trieste, Italy, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2022.1983)

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