Dysgeusia and COVID-19: the Importance of the Dentist in the Diagnostic

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 1

Wilson Gustavo Cral; Mariane Michels; Carlos Augusto Souza Lima & Dagmar de Paula Queluz



Dysgeusia is understood as changes in the perception of taste in patients infected with COVID-19 and has been frequently observed in the early stages of the disease. Along with the causes of dysgeusia, we can mention the correlation with infectious conditions, being of importance for the differential diagnosis. Dysgeusia can be considered one of the first manifestations of COVID-19, being an important contribution in the search for solutions regarding early diagnosis and treatment, in addition to its hospital and laboratory application.

Keywords: COVID-19; Diagnostic; Dysgeusia; Taste disorders.


How to cite this article

CRAL, W. G.; MICHELS, M.; LIMA, S. C. A. & QUELUZ, P. D. Dysgeusia and COVID-19: The importance of the dentist in
the diagnostic. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(1):2-3, 2021.


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