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COVID-19 as a turning point in the need for specialized units for the sense of smell

Izquierdo-Domínguez A1,2*, Calvo-Henríquez C3,4*, Ceballos JC5, Rodriguez-Iglesias M3,4, Mullol J5,6,7¶, Alobid I2,5,6,7¶

1Department of Allergy. Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa. Barcelona. Spain.
2Unidad Alergo-Rino. Centro Médico Teknon. Barcelona. Spain.
3Rhinology Study Group of the Young-Otolaryngologists of the International Federations of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (YO-IFOS). Paris. France.
4Service of Otolaryngology. Hospital Complex of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela. Spain.
5Rhinology Unit & Smell Clinic. Department of Otorhinolaryngology. Hospital Clinic Barcelona. Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona. Spain.
6Clinical and Experimental Respiratory Immunoallergy. IDIBAPS. Barcelona. Spain.
7CIBER of Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES). Spain.
*Both authors have equally contributed as main authors
These authors equally contribute as senior and corresponding authors

J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2023; Vol. 33(5)
doi: 10.18176/jiaci.0891

Key words: Olfactory Units, Smell loss, COVID-19, Allergologist, Otolaryngologist