Taste and smell function in chronic disease: a review of clinical and biochemical evaluations of taste and smell dysfunction in over 5000 patients at The Taste and Smell Clinic in Washington, DC.

@article{Henkin2013TasteAS,
  title={Taste and smell function in chronic disease: a review of clinical and biochemical evaluations of taste and smell dysfunction in over 5000 patients at The Taste and Smell Clinic in Washington, DC.},
  author={Robert I. Henkin and Lucien M. Levy and April Fordyce},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          477-89
        }
}
PURPOSE To describe systematic methods developed over 40 years among over 5000 patients at The Taste and Smell Clinic in Washington, DC to evaluate taste and smell dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A tripartite methodology was developed. First, methods to determine clinical pathology underlying the multiple disease processes responsible for taste and smell dysfunction were developed. Second, methods to determine biochemical parameters responsible for these pathologies were developed. Third… CONTINUE READING

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