Studies suggest that approximately 1 in 10,000 people are affected by congenital anosmia. This includes people affected by isolated congenital anosmia (no additional symptoms) and those with congenital anosmia caused by a specific genetic disorder (such as Kallmann syndrome or congenital insensitivity to pain).
Last updated: 10/14/2016
How might congenital anosmia be treated?
Unfortunately, there is currently no known cure or treatment for congenital anosmia.
Last updated: 6/9/2015
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