Ciguatera fish poisoning.

  title={Ciguatera fish poisoning.},
  author={Muhammad Aamir Hashmi and J J Sorokin and Stephen M. Levine},
  journal={New Jersey medicine : the journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey},
  volume={86 6},
Cases of ciguatera fish poisoning no longer are confined to endemic areas. This makes awareness of this entity important. The diagnosis usually is made by the presence of gastrointestinal symptoms, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, and of neurological symptoms such as paresthesias, paresis, and pruritus. The detection of ciguatoxin in the ingested fish by any of the available bioassays, will confirm the diagnosis. The treatment of this food poisoning is supportive, although intravenous mannitol… CONTINUE READING


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