Body odor in dermatologic diagnosis

Senol M., Fireman P.

CUTIS, cilt.63, ss.107-111, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 63 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Dergi Adı: CUTIS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.107-111


Patients with an unpleasant body odor often consult dermatologists. A dermatologist needs to become familiar with the occurrence and significance of medically related odors. Although body odor may be essentially physiological, and problems with body malodor are paid little attention, they can cause many personal troubles and may induce a variety of psychosocial disturbances. Body odor in general is an indicator of individual care and hygiene, or results from eating garlic, onion, spicy foods, curry, or drinking alcohol; however, in some instances it can be pathologic.