chemosensory dysfunction

chemosensory dysfunction

A defect of smell and/or taste—complaints of loss of taste usually reflect a loss of smell.
 
Aetiology
Head trauma, upper respiratory tract infection, chronic nasal and paranasal sinus disease; psychological depression and thyroid dysfunction are associated with CD; oestrogens ameliorate the CD seen in postmenopausal patients. A specific type of CD, the burning mouth syndrome, is associated with extreme weight loss.

chemosensory dysfunction

Chemosensory disorder ENT A defect of smell and/or taste, which has subtle influences on a person's quality of life Etiology Head trauma, URI, chronic nasal and paranasal sinus disease; psychological depression and thyroid dysfunction are associated with CD; estrogens ameliorate the CD seen in postmenopausal Pts; a specific type of CS, the burning mouth syndrome, is associated with extreme weight loss.
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1251) Studied the prevalence of chemosensory dysfunction and nasal inflammation among individuals at the WTC site during and soon after 11 September 2001.
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of chemosensory dysfunction and nasal inflammation among these individuals.
The sensory evaluation consisted of three parts, based on a validated protocol for evaluating chemosensory dysfunction (Cowart et al.
The exposure history and health screening questionnaire administered as part of the Mount Sinai Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program enabled us to relate the chemosensory measures to exposure and health history variables relevant to chemosensory dysfunction.
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