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Feb 2018 Biochemical Mechanisms Cause Smell Loss in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI is a common cause of smell loss. However, the mechanisms which cause smell loss have been described as anatomical — related to “shearing” or “tearing” of the small olfactory nerve fibers from their location on the olfactory plate, the cribriform plate, the bony structure in the skull through which these small fibers pass to make their way to form the olfactory bulb in the brain. Full Story

Jan 2018 Smell loss (hyposmia) is a lifelong, chronic sensory disease
Smell loss (hyposmia) occurs in about 7% of the U.S. population. It is comprised of a heterogeneous group of diseases with three major groupings: direct (brain or nerve injury), congenital (genetic factors) or acquired (biochemical causes). Full Story

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