ALTERATION OF TASTE BUDS IN EXPERIMENTAL CIRRHOSIS. Is there correlation with human hypogeusia?

@article{Fernandes2016ALTERATIONOT,
  title={ALTERATION OF TASTE BUDS IN EXPERIMENTAL CIRRHOSIS. Is there correlation with human hypogeusia?},
  author={Sabrina Alves Fernandes and Silvia Regina Bona and Carlos Thadeu Schmidt Cerski and N. Marroni and Cl{\'a}udio Augusto Marroni},
  journal={Arquivos de gastroenterologia},
  year={2016},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          278-284
        }
}
Background The inherent complications of cirrhosis include protein-calorie malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies.Changes in taste are detrimental to the nutritional status, and the mechanism to explain these changes is not well documented in the cirrhotic patients. Objective To evaluate the taste buds of cirrhotic rats. Methods Fourteen male Wistar rats were evaluated. After 16 weeks, the liver was removed to histologically diagnose cirrhosis, and blood was collected to perform liver… CONTINUE READING

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