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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
June 2000

Perspectives in Olfactory Loss Following Viral Infections of the Upper Respiratory Tract

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KAREN H.CALHOUNMDRONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMDNot Available

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(6):802-803. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.6.802

Anosmia following URTI is characterized by its sudden onset. Except for anosmia following URTI and idiopathic causes, in my clinical practice I have seen only 2 other reasons for such an immediate onset of olfactory loss, namely, posttraumatic anosmia and anosmia caused by toxic agents. Although anosmia following URTI seems to be a relatively simple diagnosis, in some cases the olfactory disorder might actually be caused by antibiotics or other drugs used during the course of URTI treatment.

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