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Scombroid fish poisoning: successful treatment with cimetidine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9670438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Reported is a patient with a clinical syndrome characteristic of scombroid fish poisoning after ingesting yellowfin tuna that may have been allowed to sit at room temperature for some time before preparation. The patient was treated with an intravenous infusion of cimetidine with prompt resolution of a diffuse, well demarcated, erythematous, pruritic rash. The treatment was without sequelae and permitted early discharge from the emergency department. A brief review of scombroid fish poisoning and its treatment is provided.
Authors:
D A Guss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-10     Completed Date:  1998-08-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312954     Medline TA:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Animals
Cimetidine / therapeutic use*
Foodborne Diseases / drug therapy*
Histamine H2 Antagonists / therapeutic use*
Humans
Male
Tuna*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine H2 Antagonists; 51481-61-9/Cimetidine

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