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February 2013

A Single Case Report Using an Antiacne Topical Medication for Severe Foot Odor

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Medical Faculty, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(2):250-251. doi:10.1001/2013.jamadermatol.689

Bromidrosis pedum afflicts many young people and may lead to great disadvantages emotionally, socially, and even economically.1 Good foot hygiene and the use of antiperspirants, antimicrobial agents, odor neutralizers and absorbers, inhibitors of androgen receptor expression, nutrient deprivation techniques, exoenzyme inhibitors, malodor-controlling fabrics, herbal agents, and various types of surgical procedures, as a final resort, may be recommended.2

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