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Offline Daan Els

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What can cause sensory changes?
« on: 20/11/2011 18:01:02 »
Daan asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Chris,

I live in South Africa and always try to newbielink:http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/ [nonactive] on Radio 702.

I developed  a taste and smell problem about 1 year ago. I was not sick at the time and it happened overnight.

1.       I suddenly can't stand the taste or smell of onions.
2.       Ditto with coffee, chocolates.
3.       All meats, although pork seems to be more palatable than other meets.
4.       Fish is ok, however, it all depends on how I cook the fish.
5.       Veggies & fruit no problem, however, peach & oranges taste funny.
6.       A lot of household cleaning fluids smell awful.

I went for an MRI scan as the Dr feared the possibility that a tumor might be the problem, thank God, nothing wrong!!  The latest now is the fact that my hearing starts to deteriorates.

I simply cannot go to a restaurant anymore. This had a major impact on my life & social life. I'm 54. Male

Can you assist please!!!!!!

Daan

What do you think?
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What can cause sensory changes?
« Reply #1 on: 20/11/2011 19:32:46 »
Vasculitis affecting the blood supply (vasa nervorum) of the cranial nerves could cause
 dysgeusia and parosmia and deafness, (and more)
Vasculitis can be caused by infection / auto-immunity / medication.
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« Reply #2 on: 20/11/2011 20:45:11 »


http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588522   [Google this URL to avoid login]
« Last Edit: 20/11/2011 20:47:56 by RD »
 

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