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ENT Manifestations in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic from 2020 to 2023 in a Medical Service in the City of Belém, State of Pará, Brazil


Miguel Chamoso Gilsanz Neto, Carlos Henrique Bohne, Enzo Crispino Calheiros and Silvana Nobre de Assis Maziviero*

Title: ENT manifestations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to 2022 in a medical service in the city of Belém, state of Pará, Brazil.

Objective: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the ENT manifestations in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in the period from 2020 to 2022 in a population of Belém, state of Pará, as well as to describe the epidemiological variables present in the infected people and to identify their statistical relation with the symptoms presented.

Methods: The work is characterized by being a cross-sectional, observational and retrospective study, with descriptive and analytical analysis. The research was carried out in a private clinic in the region.

Findings: From the evaluated patients, approximately 62% were female and just under 50% were between 20 and 39 years old. More than 60% of patients were diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020, using the RT-PCR method in almost 45% of cases. Anosmia and ageusia were the most prevalent symptoms among the patients studied, with 40% and 37% respectively. The most frequent comorbidities were hypertension AH and T2DM.

Conclusion: Thus, it is concluded that ENT symptoms played an important role in the clinical condition of patients with COVID-19. In addition, the current study appears as a starting point for the search for more knowledge about the ENT manifestations caused by COVID-19 in the population of Pará.

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