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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018

MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

video: foot odor case caused by corynebacteria

Possibly many cases of bad foot odor are regarded by sufferers as 'incurable', whereas in reality it may be a case of having a local undidagnosed foot infection. Most are aware of 'athletes foot', which is a fungal problem, but perhaps bacteria infections are overlooked.

This is a video of a case of foot odor caused by corynebacteria. The Dr describes his condition as 'pitted keratolysis'. It is from a TV programme about body/foot odors aired on TV in the UK in the early-mid 90s.

Apparently in 2006, a paper was published that claimed that the main source of foot odor in cases that didn't have pitted keratylosis was caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis. The smell in this case is said to be caused by isovaleric acid.

points of discussion:

The Dr presribes an antibiotic cream. Perhaps there are other topical ways to kill the bacteria off. Or even oral-natural-antibiotic type answers (such as herbs).

Anyone with 'incurable' foot odor should probably ask their health system to check your feet out for local infections.

Perhaps today the likes of antibacterial socks make the problem more easily treatable.

Perhaps it indicates a gut flora issue, but this would be very speculative to assume.

reference links:
Emed article on pitted keratolysis
VisualDXhealth photos and article on pitted keratolysis
Pubmed 2006 paper on foot odor: Isovaleric acid produced by Staphylococcus epidermidis was regarded as most to blame
Wikipedia entry: foot odor


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