Immune effects of the neurotoxins ciguatoxins and brevetoxins.

  title={Immune effects of the neurotoxins ciguatoxins and brevetoxins.},
  author={Ophelie Pierre and Laurent Misery and Matthieu Talagas and Raphaele Le Garrec},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
Ciguatoxins (CTXs) and brevetoxins (PbTxs) are phycotoxins that can accumulate along the marine food chain and thus cause seafood poisoning in humans, namely "ciguatera fish poisoning" (CFP) and "neurotoxic shellfish poisoning" (NSP), respectively. CFP is characterized by early gastrointestinal symptoms and typical sensory disorders (paraesthesia, pain, pruritus and cold dysaesthesia), which can persist several weeks and, in some cases, several months or years. NSP is considered a mild form of… CONTINUE READING