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Normal fetal outcome after maternal ciguateric toxin exposure in the second trimester.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1749053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of a severe episode of ciguatera poisoning in a mother during the second trimester is presented. The mother experienced an increase of fetal movements one hour after the poisonous meal. She endured multisystemic symptoms typical of ciguatera for eight weeks. The presence of ciguatoxin in the fish was confirmed by immunoassay and two bioassays. The newborn at term was normal with adequate respiratory and neurological reflexes. The child developed normally in his first 10 months. This is in contrast with another report of a mother exposed to ciguatoxin at term who delivered an infant suffering from facial palsy and possible myotonia of the hands. Dose and gestational timing may explain these observed differences.
Authors:
P E Senecal; J D Osterloh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0731-3810     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Toxicol. Clin. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-17     Completed Date:  1992-01-17     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8213460     Medline TA:  J Toxicol Clin Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  473-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
San Francisco Bay Area Regional Poison Control Center, San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center, CA 94110.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Ciguatera Poisoning*
Ciguatoxins / chemistry
Female
Fishes
Foodborne Diseases / etiology*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Molecular Structure
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / chemically induced*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
11050-21-8/Ciguatoxins

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