Taste and smell dysfunction in patients receiving chemotherapy: a review of current knowledge

Abstract

Disorders of taste are prevalent in patients undergoing chemotherapy and often have a negative impact on quality of life and nutrition. We now present a review of the physiology of taste and smell and a discussion of the multiple causes of disturbances in these senses in patients undergoing standard- and high-dose chemotherapy. A better understanding of the complex and often multifactorial etiology of taste dysfunction should enable the clinician to institute measures to minimize the impact of these disturbing changes.

DOI: 10.1007/s005200100279
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@article{Comeau2001TasteAS, title={Taste and smell dysfunction in patients receiving chemotherapy: a review of current knowledge}, author={Terrance B. Comeau and Joel Epstein and Christo Migas}, journal={Supportive Care in Cancer}, year={2001}, volume={9}, pages={575-580} }