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Electrophysiological studies on acute tetrodotoxin poisoning: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8994338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetrodotoxin (TTN) is a marine neurotoxin that is sometimes responsible for the mortality of pufferfish consumers. A case of human tetrodotoxication caused by ingestion of Goby is reported. The patient developed perioral numbness, acroparesthesia, generalized weakness and respiratory failure within hours after ingestion. The electrophysiological studies at the 16th hour of intoxication revealed generalized sensorimotor axonopathy, but no disturbance on the neuromuscular junction motor endplate. Human electrophysiological studies of acute TTX intoxication have rarely been documented in literature.
V H Fong; S Y Chow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-07     Completed Date:  1997-02-07     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-302     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Min-Shen General Hospital, Tao-Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Foodborne Diseases / physiopathology*
Tetrodotoxin / poisoning*
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