trimethylaminuria

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tri·meth·yl·am·i·nu·ri·a

(trī-meth'il-am'i-nyūr'ē-ă),
Increased excretion of trimethamine in urine, sweat, and saliva, with characteristically offensive fishy body odor or breath.
Synonym(s): fish-odor syndrome
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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
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tri·meth·yl·am·i·nu·ri·a

(trī-meth'il-am-i-nyūr'ē-ă)
Increased excretion of trimethylamine in urine and sweat, with a characteristic offensive, fishy body odor.
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