Clinical features of ciguatera fish poisoning: a study of the disease in the US Virgin Islands.

@article{Morris1982ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of ciguatera fish poisoning: a study of the disease in the US Virgin Islands.},
  author={John G Morris and Pamela Lewin and N T Hargrett and Charles W. Smith and Paul A Blake and R. Schneider},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1982},
  volume={142 6},
  pages={1090-2}
}
Clinical data were obtained on 33 patients involved in 27 episodes of ciguatera fish poisoning occurring during a 14-week period on St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. All patients had gastrointestinal tract symptoms, with 30 patients (91%) complaining of diarrhea and 23 patients (70%) complaining of vomiting; these symptoms occurred early in the disease and were of short duration. Twenty-three patients (70%) complained of malaise, and 19 patients (58%) had pain and weakness in the lower… CONTINUE READING

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