Boris R Haxel

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OBJECTIVES Terbinafine (Lamisil), a widely prescribed oral antifungal agent, reportedly induces taste loss in 0.6% to 2.8% of those taking the drug. However, many so-called taste problems reflect olfactory problems, and the sole empirical study published on this topic, based on whole-mouth testing of a single subject, found no terbinafine-related deficit.(More)
OBJECTIVE Olfactory dysfunction is common. The reliability of self-assessment tools for smell testing is still controversial. This study aimed to provide new data about the accuracy of olfactory self-assessment compared with a standardised smell test. DESIGN Prospective, controlled, cohort study of patients with olfactory disorders and healthy controls.(More)
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