What is TMAU?

What is TMAU?

TMAU is a condition where the liver enzyme called Fm03 fails to oxidize the smelly chemical compound trimethylamine (TMA), resulting in a smell of rotting fish/fecal and rotting eggs and more to leave the body via breath and bodily fluids. TMA is produced in the gut.

What is the TMA Foundation?

TMA Foundation President, Michael E. Speer, MD announces nearly one half million dollars in grants to TMA programs in 2022. TMAF is a 501 (c) (3) organization that serves as the philanthropic arm of TMA. To maximize effectiveness, projects can be tailored to meet local needs and often involve public-private collaborations.

What is TMAU (fish odor syndrome)?

TMAU is an acronym for trimethylaminuria, a metabolic disorder characterized by body odor that has a fish smell to it. It was formerly called Fish Odor Syndrome. It is not due to a lack of hygiene.

What is Trimethylaminuria (TMAU)?

Trimethylaminuria, or TMAU, is a very rare condition that makes your sweat, breathe, saliva and pee smell like rotten fish or rotten eggs. TMAU can’t be cured.