解離性味覚障害の2例 [in Japanese] Two cases of dissociated taste disturbance [in Japanese]
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Inability to recognize one or two taste qualities of the four primary tastes is termed dissociated taste disturbance. We report two cases of dissociated taste disturbance. A 46-year-old woman complained of a sweet taste disorder after tonsillectomy. A 76-year-old woman complained of a sweet taste disorder after herpes zoster infection of the mandibular nerve tract. The causes of this rare complication are speculated to be (1) direct or indirect damage to nerves, (2) lack of dietary zinc, and (3) habitual drug intake.
- Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan
Journal of Oral Surgery Society of Japan 53(1), 18-22, 2007-01-20
Japanese Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons