Chemosensory function and response in idiopathic environmental intolerance.

  title={Chemosensory function and response in idiopathic environmental intolerance.},
  author={Pamela H. Dalton and Thomas Hummel},
  journal={Occupational medicine},
  volume={15 3},
This chapter reviews the current literature on the possible role of olfactory and trigeminal chemosensory function in idiopathic environmental intolerances (IEI). Two general points emerge from the review. First, studies of chemosensory function in IEI patients indicate that, despite their self-reported "heightened sensitivity" and enhanced responsivity to environmental odors, when compared to healthy controls they generally are found to be equally or even less sensitive to odors as measured by… CONTINUE READING

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