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Prognosis and persistence of smell and taste dysfunction in patients with covid-19: meta-analysis with parametric cure modelling of recovery curves

BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-069503 (Published 27 July 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:e069503

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Smell and taste dysfunction after covid-19

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The burden of prolonged smell and taste loss in covid-19

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Re: Prognosis and persistence of smell and taste dysfunction in patients with covid-19: meta-analysis with parametric cure modelling of recovery curves

Dear Editor

Thank you to Tammy L Smith for the question. We are sorry to hear that your daughter was affected badly by covid and we hope she continues to recover. At the time of our review, there were no studies investigating long-term smell or taste changes in children. However, since then, there has since been at least one such study which you might find relevant:

Chronic Olfactory Dysfunction in Children with Long COVID: A Retrospective Study
https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9067/9/8/1251/htm

We hope you find this helpful.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Benjamin KJ Tan
on behalf of the authors

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 September 2022
Benjamin Kye Jyn Tan
Doctor
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore