Nearly one in every three multiple sclerosis patients report alterations to their sense of taste.
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) may experience taste deficits associated with central nervous system lesions, findings from a study indicate.
Ultimately, some MS patients may lose the ability to distinguish between tastes like sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, as well as experience olfactory dysfunction — both of which can contribute to malnutrition and affect quality of life.
Although most MS patients will retain normal taste function, Richard L. Doty, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues wanted to explore whether myelin-related lesions correlate with measures of taste function in MS.
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