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P.115 Association of phantogeusia with Parkinson Disease

  • M Patel (a1), S Mohyuddin (a2) and A Hirsch (a1)

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Background: Phantogeusia associated with Parkinson Disease has not heretofore been reported. Methods: A 59 year old right handed female presented with a four year history of a bitter, sour and sweet taste on her entire tongue and roof of her mouth, 8/10 intensity, constant, persistent, without any external stimuli. Drinking water tasted bitter and sour. The phantogeusia was unresponsive to dietary changes, gabapentine, and allergy medications. Results: Abnormalities in Neurological examination: Decreased blink frequency. Hypokinetic. Hypomimetic face. Mood appears sad. Cranial Nerve (CN) examination: CN lll, lV, Vl: Saccadization of horizontal eye movements. Motor Examination: Pill rolling tremor in right hand. 1+ cogwheel rigidity in left upper extremity. Gait: 2+ retropulsion. Chemosensory testing: Olfactory: Alcohol Sniff Test: 6 (anosmia). SNAP Phenylethyl Alcohol Threshold Testing left -2.5 (hyposmia) & right > -2.0 (anosmia). Gustatory testing: Propylthiouracil Disc Taste test: 10 (normogeusia). Taste Testing Threshold: normogeusia to NaCl, Sucrose, HCl, Urea, and PTC. Other: DOPAPET: positive for Parkinson disease. Upper endoscopy: normal. Conclusions: Investigation for the presence of parkinsonian features in those with phantogeusia is warranted and chemosensory dysfunction including phantogeusia in those who presents with Parkinson’s disease is worthy of exploration.

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P.115 Association of phantogeusia with Parkinson Disease

  • M Patel (a1), S Mohyuddin (a2) and A Hirsch (a1)

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