Bromhidrosis is a clinical disorder characterized by excessive or abnormal foul axillary odour due to the interaction of apocrine glands with micro-organisms which causes a serious personal and social handicap for affected people. We present the case of a 50-year-old Caucasian female with bromhidrosis. The patient referred that this symptom had begun two months previously. Her past treatments included antibacterial soap, topical antibacterial agents and perfumes, but none of these relieved the patient of the odour. A cultural examination of axillary smear was carried out and it revealed the presence of ciprofloxacin sensible Sphingomonas paucimobilis. Therefore the patient was treated with ciprofloxacin and after 1 week the infection resolved completely.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|
- Axillary bacteria
- Sphingomonas paucimobilis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy