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Differential Diagnosis For Anosmia/Loss of sense of smell


List of current finding(s):

Trauma Causes
Trauma, brain
Basilar skull fracture
Cribiform plate fracture/injury
Infectious Disorders (Specific Agent)
Encephalitis, herpes simplex
Hepatitis, viral
Amebic (Naegleria) meningoencephalitis
Mucormycosis, rhinocerebral/phycomyco's
Parkinsonism, postencephalitis type
Syphilis, meningovascular
Infected organ, Abscesses
Ethmoid sinusitis
Nasal furuncle
Rhinitis, purulent
Sinusitis, acute
Rhinitis/chronic granulomatous
Granulomatous, Inflammatory Disorders
Wegeners granulomatosis
Midline lethal granuloma
Neoplastic Disorders
Metastatic brain disease
Brain tumor
Frontal lobe tumor
Kennedy syndrome
Meningeal carcinomatosis
Sellar tumor/suprasellar extension
Temporal lobe tumor
Carcinoma, nasopharynx
Juvenile angiofibroma/nasopharynx
Meningioma, olfactory groove, frontal
Nasopharyngeal angioid polyp
Nasopharyngeal fibroma
Nasopharyngeal rhabdomyosarcoma/sarcoma
Nasopharyngeal tumor
Paranasal sinus malignancy
Suprasella tumor
Allergic, Collagen, Auto-Immune Disorders
Rhinitis, allergic, seasonal
Nasal polyps/sinus polyps
Rhinitis, allergic, nonseasonal
Rhinitis, atopic
Eosinophilic rhinitis, nonallergic
Multiple Sclerosis
Rhinitis, chronic hypertrophic
Sjogrens sicca syndrome
Metabolic, Storage Disorders
Diabetes mellitus
Deficiency Disorders
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Zinc deficiency
Congenital, Developmental Disorders
Turner syndrome/Gonadal dysgenesis
Hypogonadism, hypogonadotropic, anosmia
Hereditary, Familial, Genetic Disorders
Hypothalamic hypogonadism, Kallman's
Parkinsonism, juvenile, of Hunt
Refsum's disease
Sjogren-Larsson syndrome
Usage, Degenerative, Necrosis, Age Related Disorders
Parkinson's disease (paralysis agitans)
Rhinitis, atrophic
Parkinsonism-dementia complex
Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
Nose, foreign body
Vegetative, Autonomic, Endocrine Disorders
Hypothyroidism (myxedema)
Vasomotor rhinitis
Cushing's disease/Syndrome
Reference to Organ System
Hepatic failure
Parkinsonian syndrome
Renal Failure Chronic
Frontal lobe lesion/disorder
Pernicious anemia
Nasal septum ulcer
Heirarchical Major Groups
Nasopharynx disorders
Corticosteroid Administration/Toxicity
Amphetamine (Adderall) Administration/Toxicity/ingest
Oxymetazoline (Afrin) nasal/Administration/Toxicity
Cushings secondary/drug-induced syndr.
Poisoning (Specific Agent)
Cocaine abuse/intoxication
Tobacco smoking/excess
Cadmium fumes/inhalation/toxicity
Heavy metals ingestion/poisoning
Diminished sense of smell
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External Links Related to Anosmia/Loss of sense of smell
PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)