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The First Case Report of Bilateral Vagal Neuropathy Presenting With Dysphonia Following COVID-19 Infection

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Two pages on PainSci cite An 2022: 1. Can Massage Therapy Cause Nerve Damage?2. Can neck massage stimulate the vagus nerve? For better or worse? (Member Post)

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic with a variety of symptoms and complications. Impairments of taste and smell caused by COVID-19 are well known as otolaryngological sequelae. However, dysphonia due to bilateral vagal neuropathy has not been well described as a presenting symptom or complication of COVID-19 infection. In this paper, we report a case of a 47-year-old patient who experienced dysphonia after remission of COVID-19 infection and diagnosed bilateral vagal neuropathy.

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