author={Susan Byth},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  • S. Byth
  • Published 1 July 1980
  • Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
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Toxocariasis — an unlikely cause of Palm Island mystery disease

It is concluded that humans are susceptible to larval infections with this nematode, but that clinical manifestations would be unlikely to develop.

Palm Island mystery disease

Ingestion of pure methanol is uncommon in the authors' community, although it is still an occasional problem in Third World countries where meethanol may be incorporated mistakenly into beverages.

The Palm Island mystery disease 20 years on: A review of research on the cyanotoxin cylindrospermopsin

Poisoning of humans resulting from consumption of water affected by the toxic cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii was first reported almost 20 years ago from Palm Island, northern

Toxocariasis: A possible cause of the Palm Island mystery disease

Toxocariasis may have been the cause of the outbreak of a hepatitis‐like illness amongst residents of the Palm Island community in 1979 and T. pteropodis was responsible, and the infection could be prevented by washing the mangoes before eating them.

Changes of lipid metabolism and its mediator-related effects in patients with colorectal carcinoma-prospective impact in nutritional support

Cyanobacteria are a morphologically diverse group of oxygenic photosynthetic prokaryotes, which are phylogenetically closely related to each other and to chloroplasts. Some of them produce

Palm island reconsidered. Was it copper poisoning?

  • P. Prociv
  • Medicine
    Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine
  • 1987
A detailed review of acute and chronic copper poisoning in humans and laboratory animals supports this as a possible explanation for the epidemic and a scenario is proposed to explain the occurrence and pathogenesis of the outbreak.

In vitro investigations on uptake and toxicity of cyanobacterial toxins

Microcystin congener-specific in vitro neurotoxicity in primary murine whole brain and neuronal cultures and the importance of organic anion transporting polypeptides for the toxicity of single microcyStin congeners in vitro is discussed.

A review on the studies related to the effects of microcystins on human health

Substantial evidences to indicate the harmful influences of microcystins on human health can not be ignored especially in nowadays with ever-increasing eutrophication and frequent occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms.

The oral toxicity for mice of the tropical cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Woloszynska)

In the present study, outbred MF1 male mice were fasted overnight and then given a single oral dose suspended in normal saline of freeze‐dried C. raciborskii culture containing 0.2% cylindrospermopsin, and death occurred from 2 to 6 days after dosing, and pathological changes included marked fatty liver.