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Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective on Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military.
Mil Med. 2020 12 30; 185(11-12):e2176-e2179.MM

Abstract

A novel corona virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, found in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has since spread to multiple continents and has been implicated in thousands of deaths. This pandemic-causing virus has been initially described (corona virus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) with the presentation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The majority of studies published have been conducted on inpatient cases and a shortage of tests has encouraged screening only of patients with classic presentation. A positive COVID-19 case of a healthy military male, with the chief complaint of anosmia and ageusia, instigated local re-evaluation of the screening protocol for possible COVID-19 patients. Multiple studies in Europe have implicated anosmia and ageusia as symptoms associated with COVID-19, and subsequently, anosmia and ageusia have been added to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening guidelines as well. There should be a higher index of suspicion when evaluating a patient with high-risk activities, travel, and atypical symptoms. More studies need to be conducted with a healthy outpatient population to further understand this disease and decrease its impact.

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Department of Aviation Medicine, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Jacksonville, Building #964 Enterprise Road, Jacksonville FL 32212.Department of Aviation Medicine, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Jacksonville, Building #964 Enterprise Road, Jacksonville FL 32212.Department of Aviation Medicine, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Jacksonville, Building #964 Enterprise Road, Jacksonville FL 32212.Department of Aviation Medicine, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Unit Jacksonville, Building #964 Enterprise Road, Jacksonville FL 32212.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32776115

Citation

Smith, L T Alicia C., et al. "Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective On Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military." Military Medicine, vol. 185, no. 11-12, 2020, pp. e2176-e2179.
Smith LTAC, Hodges CDRJ, Pratt M, et al. Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective on Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military. Mil Med. 2020;185(11-12):e2176-e2179.
Smith, L. T. A. C., Hodges, C. D. R. J., Pratt, M., & Porter, I. M. (2020). Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective on Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military. Military Medicine, 185(11-12), e2176-e2179. https://doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usaa196
Smith LTAC, et al. Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective On Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military. Mil Med. 2020 12 30;185(11-12):e2176-e2179. PubMed PMID: 32776115.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Case Report: COVID-19 Patient With Chief Complaint of Anosmia and Ageusia; a Unique Perspective on Atypical Symptomatology and Management in the Military. AU - Smith,L T Alicia C, AU - Hodges,C D R James, AU - Pratt,Molly, AU - Porter,Ian M, PY - 2020/8/11/pubmed PY - 2020/8/11/medline PY - 2020/8/11/entrez SP - e2176 EP - e2179 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 185 IS - 11-12 N2 - A novel corona virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2, found in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has since spread to multiple continents and has been implicated in thousands of deaths. This pandemic-causing virus has been initially described (corona virus disease 2019 [COVID-19]) with the presentation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The majority of studies published have been conducted on inpatient cases and a shortage of tests has encouraged screening only of patients with classic presentation. A positive COVID-19 case of a healthy military male, with the chief complaint of anosmia and ageusia, instigated local re-evaluation of the screening protocol for possible COVID-19 patients. Multiple studies in Europe have implicated anosmia and ageusia as symptoms associated with COVID-19, and subsequently, anosmia and ageusia have been added to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention screening guidelines as well. There should be a higher index of suspicion when evaluating a patient with high-risk activities, travel, and atypical symptoms. More studies need to be conducted with a healthy outpatient population to further understand this disease and decrease its impact. SN - 1930-613X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32776115/Case_Report:_COVID_19_Patient_With_Chief_Complaint_of_Anosmia_and_Ageusia L2 - https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/milmed/usaa196 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -