CenSes Seminar

CenSes Seminar
12 December 2018, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
IHR Pollard Seminar Room, N301, Third Floor, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Please note that the CenSes seminar with Thomas Hummel on the 12th December has moved to room N301 of the Institute of Historical Research, in the North Block of Senate House, and that the Seminar will start now start at 5pm - 30 minutes earlier than previously advertised.

Disorders of the Olfactory System; what goes wrong when we lose our sense of smell | Thomas Hummel, M.D - Smell & Taste Clinic (Dresden)

Olfactory disorders are common and affect about one fifth of the general population. The main causes of olfactory loss are post-viral upper respiratory infection, nasal/sinus disease and head trauma, and are therefore very frequent among patients in ear, nose and throat clinics. Loss of the sense of smell leads to disturbances in important olfactory areas, mainly in food enjoyment, detecting harmful food and smoke, and to some extent in social situations and working life. Most patients seem to deal well with these restrictions. However, a smaller proportion has considerable problems and expresses a noticeable reduction in general quality of life and enhanced depression.


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