Taste disorders following cancer treatment: report of a case series.

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Summary of "Taste disorders following cancer treatment: report of a case series."

To present the findings of combined oral assessment and gustometry testing of a series of head and neck and hematologic malignancies in patients with self-reported taste change after cytotoxic therapies.


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Name: Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
ISSN: 1433-7339


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Conditions characterized by an alteration in gustatory function or perception. Taste disorders are frequently associated with OLFACTION DISORDERS. Additional potential etiologies include METABOLIC DISEASES; DRUG TOXICITY; and taste pathway disorders (e.g., TASTE BUD diseases; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; GLOSSOPHARYNGEAL NERVE DISEASES; and BRAIN STEM diseases).

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