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Parosmia



Name of Symptom/Sign:
Parosmia
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 R43.1
ICD-9 781.1

Parosmia is a distorted sense of olfaction, often resulting in phantom, non-existent, and mostly unpleasant, smells.

Additional recommended knowledge

Parosmia is a disorder of sense of smell when an odour is actually present, but incorrectly perceived, so this disorder is different than phantosmia. Unexplained unpleasant smells are basic symptoms of this disorder. The smell can be something like burning flesh, fish, vomit, or garbage. This disorder can be caused by cold or accidental damage to the olfactory system.

 
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