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Minerva Medicolegale 2005 June;125(2):113-25

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Olfactory impairment: proposal of an evaluation method by Decree of July 3, 2003

Bonziglia S., Brosio C., Albera R., Palonta F., Preti G., Cortesina G.


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After an anatomical and physiological overview of smell and the physiopathology of its alterations, the medico-legal approach to olfactory impairment is described, together with present national and international evaluations. A personal proposal of estimation founded on the use of an olfactometric test is also described, according to the ''Table of impairments between 1 and 9 points of disability'' prescribed by the Law 5 March 2001, n. 57.

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