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2022 Aug 23

Auris Nasus Larynx

COVID-19 Omicron variant-induced laryngitis.


Kimura Y, Hirabayashi E, Yano M, Fujitani S, Shioiri S
Auris Nasus Larynx. 2022 Aug 23.
PMID: 36114072.


The COVID-19 omicron variant has a low affinity for the lower respiratory tract. However, upper respiratory tract symptoms, such as nasal discharge and sore throat, characterize the infection with this variant. Therefore, in laryngeal stenosis, disease severity assessment through blood oxygen saturation has not been useful.