Case diagnosis and characterization of suspected paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska.

@article{Knaack2016CaseDA,
  title={Case diagnosis and characterization of suspected paralytic shellfish poisoning in Alaska.},
  author={Jennifer L S Knaack and Kimberly A. Porter and Justin T Jacob and Kate Sullivan and Matthew Forester and Richard Y. Wang and Vera L. Trainer and Steve L. Morton and Ginny L. Eckert and Ernest E. McGahee and Jerry D. Thomas and Joseph B. McLaughlin and Rudolph C. Johnson},
  journal={Harmful algae},
  year={2016},
  volume={57 Pt B},
  pages={
          45-50
        }
}
Clinical cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) are common in Alaska, and result from human consumption of shellfish contaminated with saxitoxin (STX) and its analogues. Diagnosis of PSP is presumptive and based on recent ingestion of shellfish and presence of manifestations consistent with symptoms of PSP; diagnosis is confirmed by detection of paralytic shellfish toxins in a clinical specimen or food sample. A clinical diagnostic analytical method using high performance liquid… CONTINUE READING