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
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

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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Also known as Trimethylaminuria, this unusual metabolic condition means you struggle to digest certain foods, resulting in your sweat, breath and urine giving off a pungent fishy aroma.
Effects of the dietary supplements, activated charcoal and copper chlorophyllin, on urinary excretion of trimethylamine in Japanese trimethylaminuria patients.
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56) People with liver or kidney disease, Parkinson's disease, depression, or trimethylaminuria may be at an increased risk of adverse events when consuming choline at a level up to or near the upper limit, though otherwise there is no known toxicity of choline to humans.
Trimethylaminuria occurs when someone's body can't break down certain compounds in food, mainly in those containing choline, including eggs and fatty meats.
The condition, known clinically as trimethylaminuria, is caused by emitting excessive amounts of the compound trimethylamine (TMA).
Patients who suffer from Trimethylaminuria lack an enzyme in the body that breaks down a certain chemical leading to a build-up in the skin, sweat and urine.
Trimethylaminuria People are unable to Autosomal break down trimethylamine, Recessive a compound in the diet, resulting in a fish-like odor in sweat, urine, and breath.
Trimethylaminuria, otherwise known as fish-odor syndrome, is a devastating condition whose origin, until recently, remained unknown.
As many as one in ten thousand people may be affected to some extent by trimethylaminuria, or as it is better known, 'fish odour syndrome.
An hour later the secretary at the NIH's Office of Rare Diseases called to tell me I would be speaking at the Second International Conference on Trimethylaminuria.