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What Could Be The Cause Of Vitamin Odor In Baby S Urine?

Hi I am a grandmother with a 1 yo grandson. I ve always noticed when changing his diaper it smells like vitamins. He isn t taking any vitamins but his urine has a strong odor of vitamins. Does he have a defiency of some kind? YYYY@YYYY
Wed, 18 May 2016
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there are many metabolic disease which give characteristic odour. maple syrup disease give odour similar to vitamin/cough syrup, some times even a simple urinary tract infection can give similar odour. a simple urine routine and micro, physical examination of your child can give a clue, then we can proceed for 2nd tire investigatios like metabolic screen if necessary
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What Could Be The Cause Of Vitamin Odor In Baby S Urine?

there are many metabolic disease which give characteristic odour. maple syrup disease give odour similar to vitamin/cough syrup, some times even a simple urinary tract infection can give similar odour. a simple urine routine and micro, physical examination of your child can give a clue, then we can proceed for 2nd tire investigatios like metabolic screen if necessary