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Some diseases that cause body odor are trimethylaminuria and bromhidrosis, according to Medscape and MedicineNet. Trimethylaminuria is an error of metabolism associated with the smell of rotting fish. Bromhidrosis is bod... More »

According to the Mayo Clinic, body odor is the result of sweat combined with bacteria on the skin. Mayo Clinic explains that the eccrine glands emit sweat when the body overheats, and this sweat evaporates and cools the ... More »

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Diabetes is one of several diseases that can cause body odor, according to HealthTap. In the case of diabetes mellitus, ingested sugars raise the level of glucose in the blood. Having an elevated blood glucose level is t... More »

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