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March 1989

Persistent High-Altitude Headache and Aguesia Without Anosmia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine; and the Neurology Department, Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Boston.

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(3):340-341. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520390106027

• High-altitude headache and taste dysfunction are usually cured within a few months by descent to sea level. We studied a patient who had persistent bitemporal throbbing headache with the associated findings of high-altitude headache syndrome 15 years after a compression chamber accident. He also had loss of taste without loss of smell since the incident.

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