Erdede O, Sarı E, Uygur Külcü N, Uyur Yalçın E, Sezer Yamanel RG. An overview of smell and taste problems in paediatric COVID-19 patients. Acta Paediatr. 2020 Aug 4:10.1111/apa.15515. doi: 10.1111/apa.15515. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32750752; PMCID: PMC7436562.
t the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, fever and respiratory symptoms were the indications for virus testing in our hospital. As data have continued to accumulate worldwide, gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiovascular, cutaneous and ocular symptoms have been reported for confirmed COVID-19 cases. There have been few case reports on problems with taste and smell in paediatric COVID-19. However, new symptoms can provide diagnostic and testing criteria for patients with no other clinical presentation, especially in older children. CONCLUSION: This paper looks at the taste and smell problems reported in paediatric patients and shares insights from our hospital.