Urine or other body fluid may take on an abnormal odor in the presence of a variety of diseases, often reflecting an abnormality in metabolism.
urinary tract infection, bacterial growth in a stored urine
methionine malabsorption ("oast house syndrome")
maple syrup urine disease
urinary tract infection, bacterial contamination
methylmalonic acidemia, propionic acidemia, isovaleric acidemia, butyric/hexanoic acidemia, glutaric acidemia type II
• "Oast house" is where hops are prepared prior to making beer (Campbell and McIntosh page 1122).
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Specialty: Nephrology, Clinical Laboratory