FEMALE PREDOMINANCE OF ANOSMIA IN COVID-19 INFECTION
Covid-19 is a pandemic that has changed the very structure of the world in the past year. Anosmia was not mentioned as a symptom during the first wave of the pandemic. Still, recent literature from both Western and Chinese started describing anosmia as an early symptom along with other flu-like symptoms. This paper discusses whether anosmia can be used as an early diagnostic symptom and if there is a female predominance of anosmia in Covid-19 patients. We used 290 Covid-19 positive patients from Government Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India. The results of our study demonstrated that there is a female predominance of anosmia in Covid-19 patients. Anosmia can be used as an initial diagnostic tool for the infection.
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