Other Names for this Disease
- Fish malodor syndrome
- Fish odor syndrome
- Stale fish syndrome
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There are several mutations, or alterations in the gene, that are associated with trimethylaminuria. Researchers believe that a variety of genetic mutations (not yet discovered) can lead to the variability of the time of onset of symptoms and the strength of the odor. They also suspect that stress and diet play a role in triggering symptoms.
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- Learning about Trimethylaminuria. National Human Genome Research Institute Web site. July 20, 2011; http://www.genome.gov/11508983. Accessed 1/27/2014.
- Trimethylaminuria. Genetics Home Reference Web site. January 2013; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=trimethylaminuria. Accessed 1/27/2014.