Relationship between disease severity and serum IL-6 levels in COVID-19 anosmia.

Sanli D. E. T. , Altundag A., Kandemirli S. G. , Yildirim D. , Sanli A. N. , Saatci O., ...More

American journal of otolaryngology, vol.42, pp.102796, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2020.102796
  • Title of Journal : American journal of otolaryngology
  • Page Numbers: pp.102796


Background: An association between IL-6 levels and cytokine storm syndrome in COVID-19 patients has been suggested. Cases with higher IL-6 levels have more rapid progression and a higher complication rate. On the other hand, COVID-19 cases with anosmia have a milder course of the disease.