Puffer fish poisoning: four case reports.

  • P C Lyn
  • Published 1985 in The Medical journal of Malaysia


Four cases of puffer fish poisoning with one death in a family are described. Acute respiratory cessation probably resulted from both depression of the medullary centres and muscular paralysis by the neurotoxin. Artificial ventilation is the single most effective therapeutic measure and should be considered in all severe cases. Delay in treatment may result… (More)


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