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J Paediatr Child Health. 2001 Aug;37(4):403-4.

Pseudo-maple syrup urine disease due to maternal prenatal ingestion of fenugreek.

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  • 1Departments of Clinical Biochemistry, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel. korman@hadassah.org.il

Abstract

Fenugreek, maple syrup and the urine of maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) patients all share a characteristic odour originating from a common component, sotolone. Ingestion of fenugreek by mothers during labour resulted in a maple syrup-like odour in their newborn infants, leading to a false suspicion of MSUD.

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