잠시만 기다려 주세요. 로딩중입니다.

코로나바이러스감염증-19에서 나타나는 후미각손상의 특성과 한의학적 분석

Features and Interpretation of Olfactory and Gustatory Disorders in the Corona Virus Disease-19

동의생리병리학회지 2020년 34권 6호 p.309 ~ 318
지규용,
소속 상세정보
지규용 ( Chi Gyoo-Yong ) - Dong-Eui University College of Korean Medicine Department of Pathology and Exopathy

Abstract


Besides respiratory infection, COVID-19 has many neurological symptoms not only loss of smell and taste but also fatigue and brain fog. But it is a challenge to treat the neurological symptoms especially of anosmia and ageusia. In order to search for the therapeutic methods, the geographical diversity and pathological mechanisms of the COVID-19 and two symptoms were investigated from the latest clinical studies. Because the environmental conditions of the monsoon climate zone of East Asia and the Mediterranean and Oceanic climate zone of Italy, Britain, United States and tropical Brazil are different, each of diverse etiology and internal milieu should be considered differently in the treatment. SARS-CoV-2 exhibits the dampness-like characteristics and the olfactory and gustatory disorders are particularly more common than other flu or cold. and it tends to show features of damaging the lung qi of olfaction and heart-spleen qi of gustation. The mechanisms of olfactory and gustatory loss are various according to precursory, inflammatory, non-inflammatory and sequelar forms, so the therapeutic method should be designed for each period and pathology. If the process of inflammation arises from nasal and respiratory, olfactory epithelium to the central nervous structure by way of blood brain barrier, the treatment should be corresponded with the stage and depth of pathogen place. And if the olfactory loss is asymptomatic or in the initial stage, it can be applied intranasal topical scent therapy to relieve temporary locking of qi movement, but maybe also used in parallel together with herbs of relieving dampness toxin latent in the lung parenchyma.

키워드

Anosmia; Ageusia; Corona Virus Disease-19(COVID-19); Loss of Smell; Olfactory Disorder; Geographical Diversity

원문 및 링크아웃 정보

 

등재저널 정보