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ENT MANIFESTATIONS OF COVID 19 NOT TO BE IGNORED.

SARS Cov 2 virus can affect four of our special senses namely hearing,vision ,smell and taste . It is advisable that all patients of Covid 19 which includes both Covid 19 active / recovered cases don't ignore symptoms of sudden hearing loss, Tinnitus (

Post by on Thursday, June 17, 2021

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SARS Cov 2 virus can affect  four of our special senses namely hearing,vision ,smell and taste . It is advisable that all patients  of Covid 19 which includes both Covid 19 active / recovered cases don't ignore symptoms of sudden hearing loss, Tinnitus ( hearing of sounds/ noise in the ears)  vertigo ( loss of balance), loss of  olfactory ( smell) function, distortion of sense of taste. 

As per reported literature, ENT manifestations are seen in about 80 % of patients with covid 19.  Sore throat is reported by 80%, headache 70%, loss of  smell 40 %, distorted taste 30 %, nasal congestion 25%, Tinnitus 12% and Hearing loss by 8% of Covid patients.

Dr Sajad Majid Qazi 

Professor and HOD

Department of ENT & HNS

Government Medical College Anantnag.


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