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Fish odor syndrome (TMAU) Trimethylaminuria

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: September 16, 2021 11:19 PM
Anonymous 30 days

Any medication for fish odor syndrome (TMAU) rare kind of disease…

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 30 days
General Practitioner

Thank you for your question.

For your information, Trimethylaminuria is an extremely rare disease due to its build-up in the body and being released in bodily fluids. In certain instances, this disease maybe inherited from parents.

Based on the remarks above, there are no one-shot cure for the disease. Hence, there is no clear guideline developed for the treatment or most treatment are from clinical trials. Since its believed to be caused by the problem of gut microbiome, your doctor may suggest short courses antibiotics.

Most of the time, lifestyle changes are necessary. Mainly foods to avoid such as:

  • beans
  • eggs
  • cow’s milk
  • peanuts
  • shellfish or seafood

There are also suggestions of using acidic soaps. However, these are suggestions and not definitive treatment. We suggests you talk with your doctors or our healthcare professionals via online consultation.

Hope this answer your query.
Thank you.

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Last Updated: Thu Sep 16 2021 23:19:45 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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