The authors aimed to explore taste distortion in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). One hundred and four patients were divided into a control group and a study group. The data was collected through a questionnaire and was statistically analyzed. The results showed that 28.7% of respondents had a loss of taste (96.60% CKD patients). There was a statistically significant correlation between the duration of treatment and taste loss, between patients’ age and taste impairment, and between patients’ age and the sense of a metallic taste in the mouth. Distortion in the sense of taste is an oral manifestation characteristic of CKD patients.
KEYWORDS: CKD, hemodialysis, metallic taste, oral manifestations, taste disorders.