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Although the association between zinc deficiency and olfactory dysfunction is inconclusive, zinc deficiency causes apoptosis of the olfactory ensheathing cells which is involved in olfactory nerve turnover and axon regeneration, thereby suggesting a possible relationship.
We investigated the relationship between serum zinc levels and olfactory function in patients with olfactory dysfunction.
Ninety patients who had been diagnosed with post-infectious, posttraumatic, drug-induced, neurological and idiopathic olfactory dysfunction were included.
Patients were divided into zinc normal group and zinc deficiency groups according to three reference values for serum zinc levels (60, 65, 70 µg/dL). The results of olfactory tests and patient backgrounds were used to compare the differences between the two groups.