It is an evil brought to light by the Covid-19 pandemic. Anosmia, or loss of smell, has become one of the most commonly reported symptoms after Sars-Cov-2 infection. Nevertheless, every year there are many patients who lose this sense after a nasal polyposisvirus or trauma.
To remedy this, in Marseille, the Hôpital de la Conception subjects its patients to a customized course. Mirna (55), a victim of a fall in November 2021 that caused her sense of smell to disappear, is accompanied by a nurse to undergo olfactometry to measure her olfactory sensitivity. Dozens of markers with neutral and then concentrated scents will smell for a good half hour. The goal: first to find out if the patient can detect the smell, and finally if she can identify the smell. After an assessment with Professor Justin Michel, head of the ENT department, he will refer him to a speech therapist. Since the proliferation of long Covid cases, Emmanuelle has been receiving more and more patients who have lost their sense of smell.