Open Access Review Article

Anosmia – The Missing and Common Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Covid-19

Mohammad Azizur Rahman1*, Nabidur Rahman1, Umme Habiba1,2, Jubayer Rahman3, Salman Shakil1,4 and Kamrul Hsan5

1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

2Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Limited, Bangladesh

3Enam Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh

3Primeasia University, Bangladesh

3Department of Public Health and Informatics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 19, 2021;  Published Date: August 10, 2021

Concurrent evidence of some neurological manifestations in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and corona virus diseases 2019 (COVID-19) has beaconed towards common links between these two global crises. Among numerous complications, the COVID-19 sufferers suffer from loss of smell or anosmia. Similar experience has been noticed in the AD patients. Thus, AD and COVI-19 might have some common links with respect to pathophysiology and this co-mediation might pave a new vista in withstanding these two calamities in a concerted fashion. Thus, the present article delves out the missing link between AD and COVID-19 followed by direction towards their plausible common controlling strategies.

Keywords:Alzheimer’s disease; Anosmia; COVID-19; Neurodegenerative disease; SARS CoV-2

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