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 I week the infection resolved completely.

BROMHIDROSIS INDUCED BY SPHINGOMONAS PAUCIMOBILIS: A CASE REPORT / M., Mancini; Panasiti, Vincenzo; Devirgiliis, Valeria; Pietropaolo, Valeria Antonietta; Fioriti, Daniela; Nicosia, Rosa; Curzio, Michela; V., Roberti; S., Gobbi; U., Bottoni; Chiarini, Fernanda; Calvieri, Stefano. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0394-6320. - ELETTRONICO. - 22:3(2009), pp. 845-848.

BROMHIDROSIS INDUCED BY SPHINGOMONAS PAUCIMOBILIS: A CASE REPORT

PANASITI, VINCENZO;DEVIRGILIIS, VALERIA;PIETROPAOLO, Valeria Antonietta;FIORITI, DANIELA;NICOSIA, Rosa;CURZIO, MICHELA;CHIARINI, Fernanda;CALVIERI, Stefano
2009

Abstract

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 I week the infection resolved completely.
axillary bacteria; bromhidrosis; sphingomonas paucimobilis
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BROMHIDROSIS INDUCED BY SPHINGOMONAS PAUCIMOBILIS: A CASE REPORT / M., Mancini; Panasiti, Vincenzo; Devirgiliis, Valeria; Pietropaolo, Valeria Antonietta; Fioriti, Daniela; Nicosia, Rosa; Curzio, Michela; V., Roberti; S., Gobbi; U., Bottoni; Chiarini, Fernanda; Calvieri, Stefano. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMMUNOPATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY. - ISSN 0394-6320. - ELETTRONICO. - 22:3(2009), pp. 845-848.
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