On physical examination, the patient had left facial nerve (FN) palsy (House Brackman Grade V) with hypogeusia
. Her ear canal, tympanic membrane, and audition were normal.
A white coating on the tongue, a yellow tint to the skin and a history of liver disorders may be noted and the sufferer may complain of constipation, lethargy, a dry mouth, hypogeusia
and a bitter taste in the mouth, and may appear to be irritable.
Therefore, it can be concluded that hypogeusia
, especially for sweet and salty sensations in Type 2 diabetics, even though the glycemic status of the subjects was within the normal limits.
The most common presenting symptoms include hypogeusia
(40.9%), diarrhea (35.4%), abdominal discomfort (9.1%), alopecia (8.2%), and xerostomia (6.4%) [3, 5].
In the CTN group, 1 patient experienced temporary postoperative hypogeusia
, and another developed a mild case of delayed facial paralysis; both patients recovered within 2 weeks.
However, there were reports of subjective residual hypogeusia
Patients with advanced disease will experience growth delay, mental slowing, poor wound healing, anemia, photophobia, hypogeusia
, anorexia, delayed puberty, and hypogonadism in boys and men (2).
Other symptoms such as hypogeusia
and xerostomia have also been described in the literature .
Then there is hypogeusia
, where the ability to taste itself is reduced and ageusia, which is the complete inability to taste.
Early studies demonstrated an improvement in hypogeusia
in chronic dialysis patients following supplementation with oral zinc capsules (Atkin-Thor et al., 1978; Mahajan et al., 1980), but no significant increment in plasma zinc levels or improvement in taste disturbance was observed in later studies (Matson et al., 2003).
Improvement of uremic neuropathy and hypogeusia
by dialysate zinc supplementation: a double-blind study.
Side Effects of Cancer Therapy Radiation Therapy Alterations in pigmentation of skin, including white patches (vitiligo) or tanning Loss of hair (alopecia) Subcutaneous changes * Telangiectasia (dilated capillaries or "spider veins") * Fibrosis * Edema (swelling) Acute mucositis Xerostomia (hyposalivation or dry mouth) and changes in quality of saliva Candidiasis (fungal overgrowth) Hypogeusia
, dysgeusia, or ageusia (partial loss, changes in perception, or complete loss of taste, respectively) Dental caries Osteoradionecrosis Soft tissue necrosis (mucosal ulcer) Chemotherapy Acute mucositis Xerostomia and changes in quality of saliva Hemorrhage Candidiasis Table III.