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dysosmia

 [dis-oz´me-ah]
distortion of the sense of smell.
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dys·os·mi·a

(dis-oz'mē-ă),
Distortion or perversion in the perception of an odorant; an unpleasant perception may occur when a normally pleasant odor is present, or the perception may occur when no odorant is present (olfactory hallucination).
Synonym(s): parosmia, parosphresia
[dys- + G. osmē, smell]
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dysosmia

Neurology A defect in the sense of smell. See Smell.
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dys·os·mi·a

(dis-oz'mē-ă)
Altered sense of smell.
[dys- + G. osmē, smell]
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Among those 31 patients, the most common nasal symptom was dysosmia, which was seen in 15 patients (3.8% of the total population; Ch 1.9 to 5.7); other nasal symptoms included obstruction in 10 patients (unilateral in 9), ulcers in 2, pain in 2, and a burning sensation and discharge in i each.
As a control, scores for the following symptoms were chosen: nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, and dysosmia. These symptoms are more likely to correlate with CT evidence of CRS than headache or facial pain or pressure.
The nasal symptom domain score is an unweighted average of Likert scores for severity of symptoms for nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, and dysosmia. A second statistical model was also run with the number of weeks of antibiotics (rather than the simple number of courses of antibiotics) as a covariate.