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A review of selected seafood poisonings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10485519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seafood poisoning has been recognized as a problem in both coastal and inland populations for millennia. Many types of sea creatures from shellfish to the largest fish have been implicated. Severe cases of many different types of seafood poisonings can result in fatalities. While the pathophysiology of the toxins is well known in some cases, others, like ciguatera, remain somewhat confusing. As a result, the treatment of these conditions remains controversial, although supportive care continues to be the mainstay of therapy. In this manuscript, we review the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and treatment of some of the most common and toxic varieties of seafood poisoning resulting from toxins.
R F Clark; S R Williams; S P Nordt; A S Manoguerra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1066-2936     ISO Abbreviation:  Undersea Hyperb Med     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-30     Completed Date:  1999-09-30     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:  175-84     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
California Poison Control System, San Diego Division, Department of Emergency Medicine, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ciguatera Poisoning
Kainic Acid / analogs & derivatives,  poisoning
Marine Toxins / poisoning
Paralysis / chemically induced,  complications,  physiopathology,  therapy
Seafood / poisoning*
Shellfish Poisoning
Tetrodotoxin / poisoning
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Marine Toxins; 14277-97-5/domoic acid; 4368-28-9/Tetrodotoxin; 487-79-6/Kainic Acid

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