Domoic Acid and Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning-A Review

  title={Domoic Acid and Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning-A Review},
  author={Ewen C D Todd},
A new type of seafood toxicity, called amnesic shellfish poisoning, was described from 107 human cases after individuals consumed mussels containing domoic acid harvested from Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1987. Most of these cases experienced gastroenteritis, and many older persons or others with underlying chronic illnesses developed neurologic symptoms including memory loss. Standard treatment procedures for the neurologic condition were not effective and three patients died. Domoic acid… CONTINUE READING