COVID-19 and olfactory dysfunction: a looming wave of dementia?

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Olfactory dysfunction is a hallmark symptom of COVID-19 disease resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Persistent olfactory dysfunction from COVID-19, in the form of hyposmia and parosmia (decreased or altered smell) may affect as many as 15 million people worldwide. Leslie Kay discusses why the epidemic of olfactory dysfunction is a continuing public health concern.

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