Covid and ENT
In the ENT region, the cranial nerves which are important for the demonstration of neuroinvasiveness include Olfactory nerve, Trigeminal nerve, Facial nerve and Vestibulo-cochlear nerve for the symptoms of loss of smell, decreased tearing, decreased salivation, loss of taste and reduced hearing/tinnitus. COVID-19 infection could have deleterious effects on cochlear hair cell functions despite being asymptomatic causing typically a virus induced sensorineural hearing loss which occasionally recovers spontaneously.
- The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic aspects
- Mitigation of COVID-19
- Pathophysiology and Immunopathology