Medicina (Buenos Aires)
versión On-line ISSN 1669-9106
The odor emitted by a patient may be one of the first major clues leading to an early diagnosis. Certain conditions produce a characteristic smell and several diseases are associated with a specific odor. We report an illustrative case and review olfactory physiology, the value of smell in physical examination, and finally discuss several illnesses associated with unusual odors.
Palabras clave : unusual odors; children; nasal foreign bodies.