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A fishy cause of sudden near fatal hypotension.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17084013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seafood-borne illnesses are a common but under recognised source of morbidity. We report the case of an 80-year-old woman who presented to hospital after collapsing in a restaurant following lunch consisting of mackerel fish. A detailed food history and clinical exclusion helped diagnose the condition as scombroid poisoning. The patient made a complete recovery following antihistamine therapy.
P S Borade; C C Ballary; D K C Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-18     Completed Date:  2007-04-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich, IP4 5PD Suffolk, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Foodborne Diseases / complications,  etiology
Histamine H1 Antagonists / therapeutic use
Hypotension / etiology*
Marine Toxins / poisoning*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Histamine H1 Antagonists; 0/Marine Toxins; 82027-58-5/scombrotoxin

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