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What is Trimethylaminuria?

What is Trimethylaminuria?

  • Trimethylaminuria: A very rare metabolic disorder where the body is unable to break down trimethyamine which builds up and produces a fishy smell in the urine, sweat and breath.

Trimethylaminuria is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Trimethylaminuria, or a subtype of Trimethylaminuria, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Trimethylaminuria as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Trimethylaminuria: Introduction

Types of Trimethylaminuria:

Broader types of Trimethylaminuria:

How serious is Trimethylaminuria?

Complications of Trimethylaminuria: see complications of Trimethylaminuria

What causes Trimethylaminuria?

Causes of Trimethylaminuria: see causes of Trimethylaminuria

What are the symptoms of Trimethylaminuria?

Symptoms of Trimethylaminuria: see symptoms of Trimethylaminuria

Complications of Trimethylaminuria: see complications of Trimethylaminuria

Can anyone else get Trimethylaminuria?

More information: see contagiousness of Trimethylaminuria
Inheritance: see inheritance of Trimethylaminuria

Trimethylaminuria: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trimethylaminuria.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trimethylaminuria.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trimethylaminuria: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trimethylaminuria.
Treatments for Trimethylaminuria: see treatments for Trimethylaminuria

Name and Aliases of Trimethylaminuria

Main name of condition: Trimethylaminuria

Other names or spellings for Trimethylaminuria:

TMAU, Fish-odor syndrome, Fish malodor syndrome

Fish odour syndrome, Fish odor syndrome, Trimethylamine oxidase deficiency Source - Diseases Database

Fish malodor syndrome, Fish-odor syndrome, TMAU
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Trimethylaminuria: Related Conditions

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