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Loss of hair, sense of smell, and sense of taste

Pentti Degerstr|m trpede at uta.fi
Mon Nov 20 17:32:19 EST 1995


My sister (30 years) is going bald. She has been losing her hair for 
years, and no new hair has grown back to substitute for the loss.
Her thyroid gland hormone secretion is normal.

My mother (60 years) has lost her olfaction and her threshold for 
sense of 
taste has become higher after she had a common cold. Her sense of 
smell has
been non-existent for a year now.
Her brain was scanned but no tumour was found.

What could be behind these syndromes? Is there any treatment? (Could 
therapy help and what kinds of laser therapy exist?)

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.


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