Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Apocrine and Ecrine bromhidrosis : Why Onion eaters smell a lot ......

Apocrine bromhidrosis
Offensive body odour arising from apocrine gland secretion-
5 alpha androstenol
5 alpha androstenone
These steroids produce ammonia and € 3 methyl 2 hexenoic acid- short chain fatty acid producing odour by Corynebacterium action
Levels of 5 alpha reductase type 1 expressed in apocrine glands is increased in bromhidrosis. And so the levels of dihydrotestosterone in skin as compared to testosterone....

Ecrinre bromhidrosis

It is due to
Foods like
  • Garlic
  • onion(got to know why people have smell when they eat this more)
  • cury
  • asafoetida
  • alcohol
Drugs (bromides)
Metabolic disorders
  • Hypermethionemia
  • Isovaleric acedemia
  • Phenyl ketonuria
  • trimethyl amenuria(fish odor syndrome)
  • Cat odor syndrome
  • Sweaty feet syndrome

No comments:

Life = Thinking Headline Animator