一般武漢肺炎患者會出現下呼吸道感染症狀及發燒、乾咳、和呼吸困難,上呼吸道感染的症狀較少見。巴黎出現一名嗅覺喪失的病患。Dr. Eliezer及其團隊提醒醫界應注意僅有嗅覺喪失,而無其他任何症狀,包括鼻塞,的患者。

(財團法人國家衛生研究院 莊淑鈞博士摘要整理)

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVD-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infects the human respiratory epithelial cells. The clinical features of patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 included lower respiratory tract infection with fever, dry cough, and dyspnea.1 In contrast, upper respiratory tract symptoms are less common, suggesting that the cells targeted by the virus could be located in the lower respiratory tract.1

Herein we present a case where the main symptom expressed by the patient infected by SARS-CoV-2 was the sudden and complete loss of the olfactory function without nasal obstruction.

Author:Michael Eliezer,Charlotte Hautefort,Anne-Laure Hamel,et al.
原文連結:https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaotolaryngology/fullarticle/2764417?resultClick=1

By LL