Assessment of olfactory deficits in detoxified alcoholics.

  title={Assessment of olfactory deficits in detoxified alcoholics.},
  author={G M Ditraglia and David Press and Nelson Butters and Terry L. Jernigan and Laird S. Cermak and Robert A. Velin and Paula K. Shear and Michael Irwin and Marc A Schuckit},
  volume={8 2},
Olfactory functioning was evaluated in 37 male detoxified alcoholics and in 21 age-matched nonalcoholic controls using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). Of the original subjects, 23 alcoholics and 14 controls returned for reevaluation 3-4 months following initial testing. The results showed that alcoholics had significantly lower UPSIT scores than did the controls, both at baseline and follow-up testing. Thirty-two percent of the alcoholics' UPSIT scores, in… CONTINUE READING
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