Smell and taste disorders in children with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS)

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Laryngorhinootologie 2019; 98(S 02): S335-S336
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1686577

AS Hoffmann, N Muschol, K Stumpfe, C Betz

The study shows that our patient collective has no change in sense of smell and only partly in sense of taste. Pathophysiologically, however, it seems obvious that a disturbance should occur due to the storage in the area of mucous membranes and the tongue. Further studies need to be done to show the comparison with/without enzyme replacement therapy and to assess more accurately the causes of dysgeusia in younger patients.

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