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What causes body odor to have a stench like raw meat/meaty/like a butcher's shop?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Body Odor: Body odor, or b.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia, is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids.
Answered on Aug 12, 2013

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