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Table 1 Detailed history and examination of 8 anosmia cases

From: Work-related olfactory disorder: a case series and review

Case No. Sex Age
(yr)
Job Potential occupational exposure Length of exposure Olfactory test Imaging study Smoking Work-relatedness*
1 M 50 High Frequency Heat Treatment Workers Organic solvent 11yrs Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS series – non-specific 5 pack years High
2 M 39 Spray painting Organic solvent 4yrs, 3months Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test None 15 pack years High
3 M 44 Spray painting Organic solvent 17yrs Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS CT - non-specific
Brain MRI - non-specific
None High
4 M 44 Ship engine cleaning Organic solvent 21yrs Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS CT - chronic sinusitis
MRI - frontal lobe encephalomalacia
20 pack years Low
5 M 41 Welder Welding fumes 13yrs, 2months Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS CT - chronic sinusitis
Brain MRI - non-specific
22 pack years Low
6 F 47 Spray adhesive
labeling job
Volatile organic compounds 11months Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS CT - non-specific
Sinus endoscopy- non-specific
None Low
7 F 50 Automobile parts epoxy coating Organic solvent 2yrs, 9months Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test PNS CT- Mild, Left side nasal septal deviation
Sinus endoscopy- non-specific
None Low
8 F 57 Clean room cleaning Organic compound
(cyclohexanone)
1yr, 2months Olfactory identification test and olfactory threshold test None None Low
  1. *Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) investigated the work relatedness for the compensation of high work-related disease