cacosmia


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cacosmia

 [kak-oz´me-ah]
a sensation of bad smell not related to a specific odor, or associated with olfactory stimuli usually considered to be pleasant.

ca·cos·mi·a

(kă-koz'mē-ă),
A perceived malodorous smell caused by a fetid substance, temporal lobe epilepsy, or psychosis. See: dysosmia.
[G. kakosmia, a bad smell, fr. kakos, bad, + osmē, the sense of smell]

cacosmia

[kakoz′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, kakos + osme, odor
the perception of foul odor or stench when none exists. In most instances the condition results from psychological factors, as in olfactory hallucinations that occur during certain psychoses, although it may be caused by a brain lesion. Also spelled kakosmia.

cacosmia

A term of waning use for dysosmia occurring in absence of olfactory stimuli; in practice, the distinction is rarely made.

ca·cos·mi·a

(kă-koz'mē-ă)
A subjective perception of nonexistent disagreeable odors.
[G. kakosmia, a bad smell, fr. kakos, bad, + osmē, the sense of smell]

cacosmia

A HALLUCINATION of an unpleasant smell.

cacosmia

foul odor; stench.
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A 28-year-old HIV-positive man was seen in the otorhinolaryngology service of our institution reporting a 5-month history of an ulcerated nose lesion associated with pain, local edema, cacosmia, posterior nasal discharge, nasal obstruction, and purulent rhinorrhea.
3)Patient complaints similar to MCS have been recorded in mainstream medical literature for decades under terminology such as organic solvent intolerance, parosmia, dysosmia, cacosmia, intolerance to smells, and odor triggered headaches.
During the previous year, he had also experienced cacosmia, ipsilateral rhinorrhea, and mild facial pain in the area of the right maxillary sinus.