Scombroid fish poisoning in Israel, 2005-2007.

@article{Lavon2008ScombroidFP,
  title={Scombroid fish poisoning in Israel, 2005-2007.},
  author={Ophir Lavon and Yael Lurie and Yedidia Bentur},
  journal={The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ},
  year={2008},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={
          789-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND Scombroid fish poisoning is an acute illness caused by consumption of fish containing high concentrations of histamine. Improper handling of fish leads to bacterial contamination. Bacterial enzymes convert histidine to histamine. Symptoms develop quickly and resemble an immunoglobulin E-mediated allergic reaction. The diagnosis is often missed. Serious complications (e.g., bronchospasm, hypotension) are infrequent. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of… CONTINUE READING

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