SARS-CoV-2 Presence in Cerumen

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Celik S., Kalcioglu M. T. , Esen F., Hanege F. M. , Cag Y., Kocoglu E.

ENT-EAR NOSE & THROAT JOURNAL, vol.100, no.2_SUPPL, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 100 Issue: 2_SUPPL
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0145561320981451
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, cerumen, otolaryngology


The emergence of a new coronavirus strain (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019 from China led to a global pandemic. The lack of herd immunity against this virus and the possibility of viral spread from asymptomatic individuals is still a major challenge for the prevention of viral transmission. The studies of Islamoglu and Hanege evaluated the presence of the virus in different bodily secretions (Cerumen) as a potential source of viral spread among patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. We would like to comment on these 2 studies.