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the scent of urine

Topic: Adult

Created on Friday, September 14 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Sunday, September 16 2007.

Which of the following is most accurate regarding the scent of urine?

 
        A) Methylmalonic acidemia is associated with a "rancid butter" smell.
 
        B) Tyrosinemia type 1 is associated with a "sweaty feet" smell.
 
        C) Methionine malabsorption is associated with a "sulfur" smell.
 
        D) Phenylketonuria is associated with a "fish market" smell.
 
        E) Trimethylaminuria is associated with a "fish market" smell.
 

 


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A) methylmalonic acidemia is associated with a "rancid butter" smell.

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The statement, "methylmalonic acidemia is associated with a "rancid butter" smell." is false.
methylmalonic acidemia is associated with an "acid" smell.  (See References)

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B) tyrosinemia type 1 is associated with a "sweaty feet" smell.

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The statement, "tyrosinemia type 1 is associated with a "sweaty feet" smell." is false.
tyrosinemia type 1 is associated with a "cabbage" smell, and is associated with a "rancid butter" smell.  (See References)

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C) methionine malabsorption is associated with a "sulfur" smell.

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The statement, "methionine malabsorption is associated with a "sulfur" smell." is false.
methionine malabsorption is associated with a "cabbage" smell.  (See References)

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D) phenylketonuria is associated with a "fish market" smell.

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The statement, "phenylketonuria is associated with a "fish market" smell." is false.
phenylketonuria is associated with a "musty" or "mousy" smell.  (See References)

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E) trimethylaminuria is associated with a "fish market" smell.

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The statement, "trimethylaminuria is associated with a "fish market" smell." is true.
trimethylaminuria is associated with a "fish market" smell.  (See References)

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References:

1. Pastores, G.M. and Kolodny, E.H. (2004). Inborn errors of metabolism of the nervous system. In Bradley, W.G., Daroff, R.B., Fenichel, G.M., and Jankovic, J. (Eds.). Neurology in Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition. Butterworth Heinemann, Philadelphia, pp. 1811-1832.
2. Burton, B.K. (1998). "Inborn errors of metabolism in infancy: a guide to diagnosis." Pediatrics, 102(6) E69. (PMID:9832597)
3. Monastiri, K., Limame, K., Kaabachi, N., Kharrat, H., Bousnina, S., Pousse, H., Radhouane, M., Gueddiche, M.N., and Snoussi, N. (1997). "Fenugreek odour in maple syrup urine disease." J Inherit Metab Dis, 20(4) 614-5. (PMID:9266407)
4. N. Blau, M. Duran, M. E. Blaskovics, K. M. Gibson. (2003). Physicians Guide to the Laboratory Diagnosis of Metabolic Diseases. Springer-Verlag (ISBN:354042542X)Advertising:
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the scent of urine
Question ID: 09140701
Question written by J. Douglas Miles, (C) 2006-2009, all rights reserved.
Created: 09/14/2007
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