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Anosmia: Introduction

Anosmia: A loss of or lack of a sense of smell. See detailed information below for a list of 22 causes of Anosmia, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Anosmia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Anosmia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Stories from Users for Anosmia

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anosmia

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Anosmia: Deaths

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Causes of Anosmia listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Anosmia as a symptom include:

Definitions of Anosmia:

Absence of the sense of smell. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Absence of the sense of smell (as by damage to olfactory nasal tissue or the olfactory nerve or by obstruction of the nasal passages)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Absence of the sense of smell.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Anosmia:

The list of organs typically affected by Anosmia may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Anosmia

The list below shows some of the causes of Anosmia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Anosmia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Anosmia. Of the 22 causes of Anosmia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 19 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anosmia:

The following list of conditions have 'Anosmia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Anosmia?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Anosmia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

What are the alternative names for Anosmia:

Loss of sense of smell, Paraosmia, Parosmia
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Anosmia:

Medical Conditions associated with Anosmia:

Smell symptoms (38 causes), Nose symptoms (2080 causes), Sense of smell symptoms (38 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes)

Symptoms related to Anosmia:

Smell symptoms (38 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Smell disorder, Olfaction, Upper respiratory tract diseases, Brain diseases

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