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Taste changes may include the complete loss of taste
(ageusia), partial loss of taste (hypogeusia), a distorted sense of taste
(dysgeusia), such as a
metallic taste, or an unpleasant or revolting taste
A decrease in or loss of taste is common in older
adults. It is part of the normal aging process and may be caused by:
Other factors that may cause taste change include:
Current as of:
July 20, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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