Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System

Matthew Anderson, MD, PhDDr. Matt Anderson, chief of neuropathology at Beth Israel in Boston, forwarded me arecent article fromThe Scientist.The article describes the experience ofAlessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working in Bologna, Italy, regarding the proposition that COVID-19 infected patients can have transient loss of the sense of smell. Olfactory sensory loss may play a role in early diagnosis, but it may also help in understanding pathogensis.Dr. Anderson is quoted in the article, stating that central nervous system involvement by the virus may play a part in the respiratory symptomatology.
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