Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Alteration in Taste Evaluation

The evaluation of a change in taste begins with a history and physical examination.

The physical exam in someone with a taste change is usually normal.

Usually, testing is not necessary to make the diagnosis of a taste change.

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Last Updated: Aug 6, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Alteration in Taste References
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