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Anosmia Differential Dx | epocrates Topic Review
Key Points
Broad differential includes URI, allergy, head trauma, med use (ACEI/ARB, some abx), vit deficiency, pregnancy, etc. Reported in most COVID-19 pts, but timing is unclear. May present as taste disturbance.
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Based on multiple statements/recommendations from specialty societies/government agencies.
Epocrates Guideline Synopsis Last Update: Apr 20, 2020
A1c hemoglobin A1c
AAO-HNS American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
abx antibiotics
ACEI angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
AM morning
ARB angiotensin receptor blocker
COVID-19 coronavirus disease 2019
Cr creatinine
CRP C-reactive protein
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DHP CCB dihydropyridine calcium channel blocker
DM2 type 2 diabetes mellitus
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ENT-UK British Assoc of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
FQ fluoroquinolone
H&P history and physical examination
H/H hematocrit and hemoglobin concentration
HA headache
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
K+ potassium
LFT liver function tests
N/V nausea and vomiting
Na+ sodium
PCNs penicillins
PPE personal protective equipment
PT prothrombin time
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
URI upper respiratory infection
XRT radiation therapy