Pass the Smell Test: How to Assess Olfactory Loss Linked to COVID and Other Conditions

Smell loss is a much-discussed symptom of COVID, though it can be associated with other viral infections and even diseases such as Parkinson’s. Otolaryngologist Patricia A. Loftus, MD, discusses what’s known about smell loss in COVID patients as well as its general prevalence in our aging population. She presents the workup process for olfactory dysfunction, including objective tests for evaluating a patient’s sense of smell. Bonus: Learn about the treatment called olfactory training


February 21, 2022

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UCSF MedConnection

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Patricia Loftus, MD

Patricia Loftus, MD

Rhinologist and skull base surgeon

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