COVID-19- NOW EAR INVOLVEMENT- STUDY IN JAMA

STUDY REVEALS THAT COVID-19 CAN INFECT EARS While Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc across the globe, a recent study suggests that the virus can infect the ear as well. The study, which was published in the scientific journal JAMA, was based on the autopsy carried out on three patients who died from Covid-19. The findings revealed the virus’ presence inside the middle ear and in the mastoid area of the head. The mastoid is a hollow bone behind the ear. The research was carried out with the team removing the mastoids from the deceased patients bodies and taking specimen from their middle ears . Mastoid specimen from deceased patients tested positive for SARS-COV-2. This study confirms the presence of SARS-COV-2 virus in the middle ear and mastoid with significant implications for otolaryngology procedures Droplets precautions as per the protocol are warranted for O.P.D procedures involving middle ear due to proximity of the potentially infectious spaces .Given the high asymptomatic rate of COVID-19 cases , caution is warranted for all elective ear surgeries and negative status by testing is indicated THANKS

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Eustachian tube connects middle ear to the nasopharynx and Obviously there is straight pathway for corona virus from throat to middle ear , But how it will cause pathology in middle ear is a matter of further study Thanks for informative post

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Informative and educative post. COVID 19 Infection effect all body parts directly or indirectly. We are standing still at the dark end of this so called red dragon. A new day brings a new news about covid.

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USEFUL.. INFORMATIVE.. POST ..

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Highly informative

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Informative post

To be honest.. Still every facts come out are not evidence based thumb rules. May it be to rare or some or to every one. Nothing as Conclusion and scientifically can be explained and justified.

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Very informative post... The danger of Covid is growing day by day

The danger of covid is growing day by day Informative post

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