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Post-Viral Anosmia - what are the characteristics of the virus that causes it

Goal:To identify the virus that causes Anosmia

Methods: survey of post-viral anosmiacs about the onset of the virus, it's timing, it's characteristics, duration, symptoms, and treatment .

Recruitment through Facebook groups, message boards and specialists. Control group could be identified through medical records

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What research has been done to treat anosmia, or the lack of smell, using modern technology?

My goal would be to find a breakthrough in the treatment of anosmia in cases where anosmia was caused by head trauma. The use of stem cells, or other technology, should be determined if olfactory nerves can be regrown in an effort to restore the sense of smell. The side effects of head trauma induced anosmia is phantosmia, which are "phantom smells" or olfactory hallucinations. Another goal would be to eliminate phantosmia ...more »

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