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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
June 2000

The Evaluation and Management of Olfactory Disorder Following Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

Author Affiliations
 

KAREN H.CALHOUNMDRONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMDFrom the Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center, Lexington.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(6):800-802. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.6.800

If a patient complains of anosmia following an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), reassurance with no further treatment is appropriate.

Given the temporal relationship of the onset of anosmia with upper respiratory illness and without any symptoms or findings to suggest otherwise, the patient can be assured that the anosmia is related to the URTI and nothing more serious exists. No further workup is necessary, saving the inconvenience and cost of such tests and studies.

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