Sara Alqurashi | Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)

Sara Alqurashi

Directorate of Health Affairs for Public Health Division, Ministry of Health, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Smell and Taste Dysfunctions in Patients with Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Infection in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An Analytical Cross-Sectional Study
    Author(s): Sara Alqurashi* and Najlaa Mandoura

    Introduction: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is the main primary health issue of our time. Smell and taste loss are hallmarks of COVID-19 infection. A complete understanding of the disease and its features has yet to be investigated. Here, we aimed to estimate the prevalence and patterns of smell and taste loss among COVID-19 patients. Methods: This was a multi-center, analytical, cross-sectional study conducted in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that utilized the COVID-19 anosmia (loss of sense of smell) reporting tool developed by the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Results: The loss of smell, taste, or both among COVID-19 patients was 56.6% with the majority (74.9%) experiencing both smell and taste loss. The median duration from dysfunction to recovery is ten days (IQR: 7 days). Gender and nationality showed significant association with smell/t.. Read More»

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