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An outbreak of allergy-like food poisoning.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11518138     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eight cases of allergy-like food poisoning resulting from the ingestion of yellowfin tuna, which had been kept in stock for 10 days prior to being cooked, are described. The main symptoms were headaches, facial flushing and palpitation. Samples of the ingested fish were analyzed for histamine content, and a high level of histamine was confirmed (310 mg/100 g of fish). Corticosteroids were given to 3 patients who exhibited dyspnea or persistent symptoms, while the remaining patients improved without medication. In situations where allergy-like clinical features are present after the ingestion of food, the possibility of allergy-like food poisoning should be recognized and included in a differential diagnosis.
S Ohnuma; M Higa; S Hamanaka; K Matsushima; W Yamamuro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-23     Completed Date:  2002-01-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  833-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Saiseikai Kanagawaken Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Outbreaks*
Food Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Foodborne Diseases / diagnosis
Japan / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Tuna / immunology*,  microbiology

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