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Olfactory injury from covid testing

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Dear Ministry of Health,
Is a record of olfactory injury from covid testing being kept?
Out of 4876 consecutive swabs in a test the following was found in this study Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 January-February :
"Table 1
Characteristics of patients who experienced complications.
Case no. Gender Age (years) Complication Treatment
1 Male 79 Broken swab stuck in the nose Removal under endoscopic view
2 Female 72 Nasal septum abscess Incision and drainage under LA
3 Female 46 Rupture of a small artery of the olfactory area Endoscopic cauterization and nasal packing under LA
4 Male 54 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
5 Female 49 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
6 Female 35 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
7 Female 58 Broken swab in the nasopharynx Swallowed
8 Male 53 Broken swab stuck in the nose Removal under endoscopic view
LA, local anesthesia."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article... and the person with the cauterised oflactory artery may have lost smell sense? That can be troublesome: From: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2004 Nov.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...

Yours faithfully,
Brian Sandle

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From: Brian Sandle <[FOI #14446 email]>
Sent: Wednesday, 13 January 2021 09:54
To: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Olfactory injury from covid
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Dear Ministry of Health,
Is a record of olfactory injury from covid testing being kept?
Out of 4876 consecutive swabs in a test the following was found in this
study Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 January-February :
"Table 1
Characteristics of patients who experienced complications.
Case no. Gender Age (years) Complication Treatment
1 Male 79 Broken swab stuck in the nose Removal under endoscopic view
2 Female 72 Nasal septum abscess Incision and drainage under LA
3 Female 46 Rupture of a small artery of the olfactory area Endoscopic
cauterization and nasal packing under LA
4 Male 54 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
5 Female 49 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
6 Female 35 Anterior epistaxis Nasal packing under LA
7 Female 58 Broken swab in the nasopharynx Swallowed
8 Male 53 Broken swab stuck in the nose Removal under endoscopic view
LA, local anesthesia."
 [3]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...
and the person with the cauterised oflactory artery may have lost smell
sense? That can be troublesome: From: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am.
2004 Nov.
[4]https://scanmail.trustwave.com/?c=15517&...

Yours faithfully,
Brian Sandle

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