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An_207949 posted:
My 34 yr old sons skins smells like maple syrup. He smelled maple syrup when he was in the garage the last couple of mornings and realized today it was him. I smelled his arm, it smells just like maple syrup. It's not his soap. Does anyone have any ideas?
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SWest123 responded:
Probably diabetes
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
In a quick search for "maple syrup smell" on WebMD I found this information -

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Is he having any other symptoms or problems?

Elizabeth
 
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pswaney responded:
In the last couple of months I have woken up in the morning to find myself smelling like maple syrup, Enough that when I was waking up I thought someone was making waffles. Sounds gross. I smelled my shirt and it was me. I was expecting to feel sticky but didn't. A few months ago I was told from my doctor that was per-diabetic. I am going to make an appt. and see what it is. Did you find out what was wrong?