Bromhidrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 23, 2018
  • Author: Nathaniel Teegee, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

See the list below:

  • Liver failure (fetor hepaticus), which has a characteristic rotten-eggs odor in the breath and urine
  • Renal failure, which is associated with urinelike odor
  • Schizophrenia, which may be associated with a characteristic unpleasant body odor
  • Olfactory hallucinations, in which the patient's perception of body odor may be presenting sign of neurologic disease or organic brain lesions
  • Trimethylaminuria (fish odor syndrome)
  • Olfactory reference syndrome, which is characterized by a false belief of having significant and offensive body odor [22]

Differential Diagnoses