Salivary Diagnosis of COVID-19

  • Seema Shafiq Assistant Professor, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Asim Riaz Assistant Professor, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: Salivary, COVID-19, Dental settings, Dentists, Salivary diagnosis

Abstract

Dear Editor,

It is indeed an honour for us to contribute towards the ongoing research regarding the latest contagion, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) leading to global pandemic with variable clinical outcomes. COVID-19 positive individuals present with a variety of signs and symptoms as sore throat, cough, fever, dyspnoea, headache, myalgia, nausea, and vomiting whereas, some develop severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with a fatality rate of about 10%.1 Possible oral findings include xerostomia, hypogeusia, and chemosensory alterations. Common routes of transmission being person-to-person via direct sneeze, cough, and droplet inhalation or by contact through mucosa of eyes, nose and saliva.

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Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Shafiq, S., & Riaz, A. (2022). Salivary Diagnosis of COVID-19. PAFMJ, 71(6), 2262-63. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i6.5498
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Letter to the Editor