[Neurologic manifestations of ciguatera. 3 cases with a neurophysiologic study and examination of one nerve biopsy].

@article{Allsop1986NeurologicMO,
  title={[Neurologic manifestations of ciguatera. 3 cases with a neurophysiologic study and examination of one nerve biopsy].},
  author={Jake Allsop and Leonardo Martini and H Lebris and John Pollard and John N. Walsh and Suzanne Hodgkinson},
  journal={Revue neurologique},
  year={1986},
  volume={142 6-7},
  pages={
          590-7
        }
}
Ciguatera is the commonest form of poisoning resulting from eating fish in the tropics. It has been recognised since the 15th century. The disease is due to the formation of ciguatoxin by a dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus, loosely attached to algae growing on coral reefs. The toxin, which is harmless to the fish, is ingested by small herbivorous fish and passes up the food chain as these are eaten by carnivores. The toxic effects include gastroenteritis, itching of the skin, peripheral… CONTINUE READING