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Increased excretion of trimethamine in urine, sweat, and saliva, with characteristically offensive fishy body odor or breath.A rare autosomal recessive condition [MIM 136131] characterised by an accumulation of trimethylamine (CH33N), which is released in the person’s sweat, urine, and breath, giving off a strong body odour, which often has a fishy smell
Management Choline, lecithin-free diet
Increased excretion of trimethylamine in urine and sweat, with a characteristic offensive, fishy body odor.
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Trimethylaminuria, otherwise known as fish-odor syndrome
, is a devastating condition whose origin, until recently, remained unknown.