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A 40-year-old member asked:

What type of brain injury can cause someone to smell burnt rubber?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 20 years experience
Olfaction: Injury to the olfactory nerves or the part of the brain that processes smell could be affected. Also, certain types of seizures can make people think of certain tastes/smells.
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Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
30 years experience
Certain areas : Responsible for olfaction. At times episodic unpleasant smell may represent a focal seizure. I would recommend to check with neurologist.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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