breath smell from Wikipedia:
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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 where portosystemic shunting allows mercaptans to pass directly into the lungs. It is a late sign in liver failure. Other possible causes are the presence of ammonia and ketones in the breath. The breath has a sweet, faecal smell to it.
The compound dimethyl sulfide has been associated with it, raising the possibility of an objective noninvasive measure of liver failure."
I posted that on WifeofDrinkers last post too.
Post Edited (healthynow) : 4/19/2011 4:03:24 PM (GMT-6)