Otolaryngology Online Journal

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Review Article - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2021) Volume 11, Issue 7

Otolaryngology in the COVID-19

An overview of the present knowledge about COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on otolaryngology clinical practice. Recent findings about SARS-CoV-2 virus and therefore the COVID-19 infection it causes are reviewed. The role of anosmia as a COVID-19 related symptom is presented. Further, considerations about steroid administration in ENT-related conditions are discussed. Due to the close work with mucosa surfaces of the upper aerodigestive tract, otolaryngologists and surrounding staff are considered high risk for coronavirus transmission. Hence, staff protection measures for ENT examinations, surgeries and other procedures during COVID-19 pandemic are recommended. Knowledge and evidence about the impact of COVID-19 infection on otolaryngology clinical practice are accumulating rapidly. Additionally to patient’s management, safety of health care professionals should be a main goal as of now.

Author(s): Petrikkos A

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