Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Humanity has faced several foes over the centuries, a formidable one amongst them is the current pandemic of COVID-19. The symptoms of COVID-19 are more or less related to the nose and throat. Therefore, patients more often present to Ear Nose Throat (ENT) clinics with symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever and shortness of breath. In the management of head and neck pathologies, as the airway is a direct source of infection, the impact of COVID-19 holds special significance. This review has attempted to explain the various aspects of the disease itself, its diagnosis, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide an overview of the evolving recommendations in head and neck patients, the future outlook and the limitations faced in developing countries specifically for ENT patients.
Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Pasha,, H. A.,
Vardag, A. S.,
(2020). COVID-19: Implications, reactions and future directions. Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology, 58(2), 122-126.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_otolaryngol_head_neck/118