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Parkinsonism: The Hyposmia and Phantosmia Connection

Alan R. Hirsch, MD
Arch Neurol. 2009;66(4):538-542. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2009.38.
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A potentially important association of phantosmias and Parkinson disease (PD) has been de lineated by Landis and Burkhard.1 We extend their description of 2 patients to an additional patient who similarly had phantosmias, parkinsonism, and hyposmia.

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