Out-of-hospital and emergency department management of epidemic scombroid poisoning.

  title={Out-of-hospital and emergency department management of epidemic scombroid poisoning.},
  author={Marc K Eckstein and Maŕıa Serna and P DelaCruz and William K. Mallon},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={6 9},
OBJECTIVE To report two epidemic outbreaks of scombroid food poisoning and their emergency medical services (EMS) response and emergency department (ED) treatment, analyzing the impact of early physician involvement and on-line medical control. METHODS Retrospective case series of two multiple-casualty incidents (MCIs) involving scombroid food poisoning. RESULTS A total 57 patients were treated from two separate incidents, with 30 patients transported to area hospitals. One patient required… CONTINUE READING