Fish odour syndrome

Min Li; Al-Sarraf, Ahmad; Sinclair, Graham; Frohlich, Jiri
May 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/17/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 8, p929
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 68-year-old woman with familial hypercholesterolemia and ostheoarthritis treated with atorvastatin. She developed hypothyroidism and treated with rosuvastatin and atorvastatin was discontinued. She noticed a strong fish odour two weeks after starting rosuvastatin and was diagnosed with Trimethylaminuria or fish odour syndrome, a metabolic disorder characterized by abnormal excretion of trimethylamine in the urine.


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