Age-Dependent Sensory Impairment in COVID-19 Infection and its Correlation with ACE2 Expression

Ido Somekh, Husam Yakub Hanna, Eli Heller, Haim Bibi, Eli Somekh

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Abstract

Among individuals who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019, smell and taste sensations were significantly less impaired among children than among adults, in a stepwise manner. Sensory impairment was correlated with recent data of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 expression in the corresponding age groups. This is the first report to compare sensory impairment in children and adults testing positive for coronavirus disease 2019.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E270-E272
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume39
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ACE2
  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • smell
  • taste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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