Hepaticus fetor
Fetor hepaticus or foetor hepaticus (see spelling differences), also known as breath of the dead or hepatic foetor, is a condition seen in portal hypertension where portosystemic shunting allows thiols to pass directly into the lungs. It is a late sign in liver failure and is one of the clinical features of hepatic encephalopathy. Other possible causes are the presence of ammonia and ketones in the breath. The breath has a sweet, fecal smell to it.
The compound dimethyl sulfide has been associated with it, raising the possibility of an objective noninvasive measure of liver failure. Furthermore, the volatile dimethyl sulfide is thought by some researchers to be the main contributor to the odor of fetor hepaticus. A secondary form of trimethylaminuria is also associated with liver failure, and it has been suggested that that trimethylamine is also a contributor to the odor of fetor hepaticus.

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Fetor hepaticus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fetor hepaticus or foetor hepaticus (see spelling differences), also known as breath of the dead or hepatic foetor, is a condition seen in portal hypertension ...
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Fetor Hepaticus -- Medical Definition
fetor hepaticus. Type: Term. Definitions: 1. a peculiar odor to the breath in people with severe liver disease; caused by volatile aromatic substances that ...
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fetor hepaticus - definition of fetor…
fetor /fe·tor/ (fe´tor) stench, or offensive odor. fetor hepa´ticus the peculiar odor of the breath characteristic of hepatic disease. fetor he·pat·i·cus (h-p t ...
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What Is Fetor Hepaticus? - wiseGEEK
6 days ago ... Fetor hepaticus is a distinctive breath odor associated with hepatic encephalopathy, a condition in which toxins accumulate in the...
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Fetor hepaticus - Medical Definition and More from Merriam-Webster
fetor he·pat·i·cus. noun \-hi-ˈpat-i-kəs\. Definition of FETOR HEPATICUS. : a characteristically disagreeable odor to the breath that is a sign of liver failure ...
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Fetor hepaticus - RightDiagnosis.com
May 7, 2013 ... List of 7 disease causes of Fetor hepaticus, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related ...
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Fetor hepaticus or foetor hepaticus (see spelling differences), also known as breath of the dead, is a condition seen in portal hypertension ...
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Is fruity-smelling breath - fetor hepaticus - bad? - MDJunction
I read about fetor hepaticus being a sign of liver failure but my mom's liver is not failing. She has cirrhosis and active Hep C but is doing quite ...
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fetor Hepaticus fetor he·pat·i·cus n. A peculiar odor of the breath in individuals with severe liver disease caused by volatile aromatic substances that accumulate  ...
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Fetor hepaticus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fetor hepaticus or foetor hepaticus (see spelling differences), also known as breath of the dead or hepatic foetor, is a condition seen in portal hypertension ...
The scent of an illness - Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2003 ... Fetor hepaticus is the scent of liver failure. ... The device, based on technology developed at the University of Manchester, analyzes gases from ...
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hepatic fetor [liver breath, fetor hepaticus] · Lebergeruch {m} [Foetor hepaticus] med. liver breath [fetor hepaticus] · Lebergeruch {m} [Foetor hepaticus] med.
fetor hepaticus - Medical Dictionary - The Free Dictionary
fetor /fe·tor/ (fe´tor) stench, or offensive odor. fetor hepa´ticus the peculiar odor of the breath characteristic of hepatic disease. fetor he·pat·i·cus (h -p t -k s). n.
The MEBO Blog: New pubmed paper on halitosis : fetor hepaticus
Apr 9, 2009... Catholic University of Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 33, BE-3000 Leuven, ... CONCLUSIONS: Fetor hepaticus is caused by dimethyl sulfide and to ...
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Interpreting Signs and Symptoms
Interpreting Signs and Symptoms
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
I Fetor Hepaticus fetor hepaticus — a distinctive musty, sweet breath odor — characterizes hepatic encephalopathy, a life-threatening complication of severe liver disease. The odor results from the damaged liver's inability to metabolize and ...
Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms (Professional Guide Series)
Professional Guide to Signs and Symptoms (Professional Guide Series)
Lippincott, 2010
Thoroughly updated and now in full color, the Sixth Edition of this comprehensive manual covers over 550 signs and symptoms. More than 300 of the most important signs and symptoms are organized alphabetically; each entry includes a description, emergency interventions (where appropriate), history and physical examination, causes, associated signs a...
Nursing Know-how: Evaluating signs & symptoms
Nursing Know-how: Evaluating signs & symptoms
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hepaticus. Fetor hepaticus — a distinctive musty, sweet breath odor — characterizes hepatic encephalopathy, a life-threatening complication of severe liver disease. The odor results from the damaged liver's inability to metabolize and detoxify ...
Macleod's Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 13e
Macleod's Clinical Examination: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 13e
Graham Douglas BSc(Hons) MBChB FRCP(Ed), Fiona Nicol BSc(Hons) MB BS FRCGP FRCP(Ed) and Colin Robertson BA(Hons) MBChB FRCP(Ed) FRCS(Ed) FSAScot, 2013
This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans. 'Highly Commended' in the 2006 and 2010 BMA Medical Book Competitio...
Portable Signs and Symptoms
Portable Signs and Symptoms
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007
Incontinence may be permanent, especially with severe lesions of the sacral segments. Fetor Hepaticus fetor hepaticus— a distinctive musty, sweet breath odor— characterizes hepatic encephalopathy, a life-threatening complication of severe ...
Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (LWW, Handbook of Signs & Symptoms)
Handbook of Signs & Symptoms (LWW, Handbook of Signs & Symptoms)
Lippincott, 2009
Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this convenient, portable handbook is a comprehensive guide to the evaluation of more than 530 signs and symptoms. It has all the assessment information busy clinicians need in a single source. Each entry describes the sign or symptom and covers emergency interventions if needed, history and physical exami...
Fetor Hepaticus
Fetor Hepaticus
Gerd Numitor, 2012
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Nurse's 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Signs & Symptoms
Nurse's 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Signs & Symptoms
Springhouse, 2007
A new volume in the 5-Minute Clinical Consult series for nurses, Signs & Symptoms describes more than 300 patient signs and symptoms organized A-to-Z for quick access to information. This reference covers history and assessment guidelines, causes and associated findings, incidence, assessment tips, and emergency interventions. Coverage also inc...
Surgery
Surgery
Michelle Li, Stephanie C. Lin, Aaron B. Caughey, 2007
What would be the significance of findings of asterixis or fetor hepaticus? • What are the principles of management in this setting? DISCUSSION Hepatic failure is caused by hepatocyte necrosis. Fulminant hepatic failure is defined by the onset  ...
Nursing: Interpreting Signs & Symptoms (Nursing Journal Series)
Nursing: Interpreting Signs & Symptoms (Nursing Journal Series)
Springhouse, 2007
The Nursing series of handbooks presents core nursing information in the clear, conversational, practical style of the award-winning Nursing journal. Each handbook features to-the-point bulleted text, explanatory illustrations, and icons that echo familiar column names in the journal. Interpreting Signs & Symptoms covers the latest understandin...
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Hepaticus fetor
Medic Guide: What is fetor hepaticus?
Fetor hepaticus is "a unique musty odor of the breath and urine" (according to Harrison's) that occurs in patients with the portal hypertension of liver failure. It is typically a late sign, and not actually of much use clinically.
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The MEBO Blog: New pubmed paper on halitosis : fetor hepaticus
The blog of MEBO Research, a USA registered Public Charity, a pro-active patient advocacy group for sufferers of systemic malodors and all types of body odor and/or halitosis
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Fetor Hepaticus - Medical Terminology Letter F
Fetor hepaticus and other medical terminology starting from letter F
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What Is Fetor Hepaticus? - medcaretips.com
]]>Tweet Fetor hepaticus is the fecal smell or the breath similar to that of a freshly opened corpse that is found in patients of extensive liver damage. Mechanism Normal demethylating process do not occur after liver is damaged extensively.
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10 Health Conditions that Cause Bad Breath - Global Healing Center
Sometimes bad breath is attributable to bigger problems than simple lapses in oral hygiene. Here are 10 health conditions that may cause bad breath.
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