Special Editorial: PDF OnlyCoincidence of COVID-19 Infection and Smell Taste Perception DisordersCetinkaya, Erdem Atalay MDAuthor Information Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, University of Health Sciences, Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya, SBÜ Antalya Eğitim Araştirma Hastanesi, KBB Kliniği Antalya 07100, Turkey; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 3 April, 2020 Accepted 3 April, 2020 The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 06, 2020 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000006601 Free PAP Metrics Abstract Many reports by physicians and patients during the 2019 to 2020 pandemic indicate that COVID-19 is associated with elevated levels of odor and taste perception disorders (anosmia, hyposmia, ageusia, and/or dysgeusia). Recent increase in olfactory dysfunction in patients referred to ear nose and throat clinics and COVID-19 infection at the same time encouraged us to examine anosmic/hyposmic patients to establish any association between these signs. It has been shown that the COVID-19 virus exploits the uses angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 receptor to obtain cell entry. This result increases the interest to examine the expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 in neurological tissue, and to assess the possible contribution of damage. This mini review provides fundamental knowledge on coincidence of COVID-19 infection and smell—taste perception disorders from an objective perspective. © 2020 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.