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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
Dermatology 32 years experience
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.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2013

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