Fluctuating olfactory sensitivity and distorted odor perception in allergic rhinitis.

  title={Fluctuating olfactory sensitivity and distorted odor perception in allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Andrea J. Apter and Janneane F. Gent and Marion E. Frank},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  volume={125 9},
OBJECTIVE To characterize the relationship between allergic rhinitis, the severity and duration of nasal disease, olfactory function, and self-reported olfactory symptoms, including fluctuations or distortions in odor perception. DESIGN Assessment of olfactory function and symptoms of 90 patients with allergic rhinitis. SETTING A clinic of a university teaching hospital and research facility. PATIENTS Sixty patients who presented to the Taste and Smell Clinic who had positive allergy test… CONTINUE READING
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