The phoniatric in the COVID-19 pandemic: a time full of challenges

  • Víctor Manuel Valadez-Jiménez Secretaría de Salud, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Ciudad de México, México.
  • Annel Gómez-Coello Secretaría de Salud, Hospital General de México, Ciudad de México, México.
  • Carolina Daniela Tejeda-Franco Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, Centro Médico Nacional 20 de noviembre, Ciudad de México, México.
  • Mónica Segura-Hernández Centro Médico ABC, Ciudad de México, México
Keywords: coronavirus, endotracheal intubation, phoniatrics, dysphagia, dysphonia


SARS-CoV-2 is a coronavirus type B, named because of its crown-like appearance under the electron microscope. On January 30, 2020, WHO officially declared the COVID-19 epidemic a public health emergency of international concern. The clinical management of respiratory failure in ICUs is of significant meaning to the phoniatric physician, who will be essential in the rehabilitation of patients. This document aims to review the risks to which we are exposed, and the sequelae we will face in the coming months, which, although we are trained to treat, will increase the risk of contagion and the severity of these conditions due to the change in ICU algorithms.

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