Ciguatera in Australia. Occurrence, clinical features, pathophysiology and management.

@article{Gillespie1986CiguateraIA,
  title={Ciguatera in Australia. Occurrence, clinical features, pathophysiology and management.},
  author={Norman C Gillespie and Richard J Lewis and John H. Pearn and A T Bourke and Michael James Holmes and Jack Bourke and Walker Shields},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1986},
  volume={145 11-12},
  pages={584-90}
}
Ciguatera is a type of food poisoning that results from eating certain tropical fish which have become toxic. It is common in Australia: 175 outbreaks, which involved 527 people, were reported in Queensland between 1965 and 1984. It seems restricted to certain areas around the Australian coastline. Most reports have involved the narrow-barred Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus commersoni, most of which were caught in southern Queensland waters. Up to 2100 cases may have occurred in north… CONTINUE READING