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ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Prevalence in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
- 2001, In a very large Belgian study, 38.0% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome and 42.4% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported changes in taste, hearing or smell.
Causes[edit | edit source]
Common causes include
- hypertension (high blood pressure)
- poor nutrition
- nervous system diseases, e.g., Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, or multiple sclerosis
- colds, flu or flu-like illnesses, sinus problems and allergies
- some scientists have found altered or loss of smell and taste linked to COVID-19 illness in some patients
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Smell and taste disorders - John Hopkins University
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.