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Acquired Bromhidrosis in an 8-Year-Old Boy Secondary to a Nasal Foreign Body

Acquired Bromhidrosis in an 8-Year-Old Boy Secondary to a Nasal Foreign Body Abstract To the Editor.— A healthy 8-year-old white boy was referred by his pediatrician for a 1-month history of generalized foul body odor. His mother noted that the odor, which smelled like feces, seemed to originate from his sweat because it was accentuated after exercise and lingered on articles of clothing. It was so distasteful that even she was unable to get close to him at times, and he was being rejected by his peers at school. Indeed, on physical examination the child emanated a sour, putrid odor from all regions of his skin, especially flexural areas. During the examination the child volunteered the following question: "Do you think it has anything to do with the chair stuffing I put up my nose?" At that time a mass was noted to be impacted high in the right nostril. He was referred to an otolaryngologist who removed a foul smelling foam-rubber mass References 1. Golding IM. An unusual case of bromhidrosis . Pediatrics. 1965;36:791-792. 2. Champion RH. Disorders of sweat glands . In: Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJG, Champion RH, Burton JL, eds. Textbook of Dermatology. London, England: Blackwell Scientific Publications; 1986:1894-1895. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Acquired Bromhidrosis in an 8-Year-Old Boy Secondary to a Nasal Foreign Body

Archives of Dermatology , Volume 127 (1) – Jan 1, 1991

Acquired Bromhidrosis in an 8-Year-Old Boy Secondary to a Nasal Foreign Body

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— A healthy 8-year-old white boy was referred by his pediatrician for a 1-month history of generalized foul body odor. His mother noted that the odor, which smelled like feces, seemed to originate from his sweat because it was accentuated after exercise and lingered on articles of clothing. It was so distasteful that even she was unable to get close to him at times, and he was being rejected by his peers at school. Indeed, on physical examination the child...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1991 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-987X
eISSN
1538-3652
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1991.01680010141033
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor.— A healthy 8-year-old white boy was referred by his pediatrician for a 1-month history of generalized foul body odor. His mother noted that the odor, which smelled like feces, seemed to originate from his sweat because it was accentuated after exercise and lingered on articles of clothing. It was so distasteful that even she was unable to get close to him at times, and he was being rejected by his peers at school. Indeed, on physical examination the child emanated a sour, putrid odor from all regions of his skin, especially flexural areas. During the examination the child volunteered the following question: "Do you think it has anything to do with the chair stuffing I put up my nose?" At that time a mass was noted to be impacted high in the right nostril. He was referred to an otolaryngologist who removed a foul smelling foam-rubber mass References 1. Golding IM. An unusual case of bromhidrosis . Pediatrics. 1965;36:791-792. 2. Champion RH. Disorders of sweat glands . In: Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJG, Champion RH, Burton JL, eds. Textbook of Dermatology. London, England: Blackwell Scientific Publications; 1986:1894-1895.

Journal

Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1991

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