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October 16, 1967

Gustatory Rhinorrhea

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JAMA. 1967;202(3):244. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130160118035

To the Editor:—  (crocodile tears)1 while eating and gustatory sweating (201:203, 1967) have been described. In most instances, the abnormal secretions began after injury from an infection, a surgical operation, or cranial trauma that affected nerves which control the responses. Theoretically, there is a misdirection of some collaterals of axons of nerve fibers innervating the lacrimal glands. In familial gustatory sweating without evidence of previous injury, an aberrent neuronal connection in the brain stem between the salivary