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Alabama NewsCenter — New UAB Comprehensive Smell and Taste Clinic aims to provide care for patients with smell and taste loss

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By Madeline Hand

A new clinic at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is available to patients suffering from smell and taste loss as a result of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

UAB Medicine‘s clinic is projected to be the first one specialized for patients suffering from olfactory dysfunction in Alabama. The clinic will provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art care.

Post-infectious olfactory disorder has affected a significant number of people who have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Officials estimate that more than 60% of people who have contracted the virus are affected by this symptom, and current data shows 46% of these patients report extended smell loss.

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2023-01-26 22:00:48

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