Literature Review on Olfaction (Sense of Smell) and Neurodegenerative Diseases (International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)

Summary

Loss of sense of smell may be involved in certain neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. This literature review examines the relationships between olfactory dysfunction and neurological / neurodegenerative diseases. Olfactory tests may have a role in the screening for people at high risk of dementia.

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Costa Lima Godoy, MD. Voegels, RL. [and] de Rezende Pinna, R. [et al] (2015). Olfaction in neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases: a literature review. International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. April 2015, Vol.19(2), pp.176-9. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).

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