SARS-CoV-2 Presence in Cerumen.

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

Ear, nose, & throat journal, vol.100, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 100
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0145561320981451
  • Title of Journal : Ear, nose, & throat journal


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.