Acute onset olfactory/taste disorders are associated with a high viral burden in mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections

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Abstract

This study investigated, using cycle threshold (Ct) qPCR values, the association between symptoms and viral clearance in 57 patients with asymptomatic/mild SARS-CoV-2 infection. Patients with olfactory/taste disorders (OTDs) exhibited lower qPCR Ct values and longer time to negative qPCR than those without OTDs, suggesting an association between OTDs and high viral burden.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Cycle threshold (Ct) values
  • Olfactory/taste disorders (OTDs)
  • Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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