Tetrodotoxication with nassauris glans: a possibility of tetrodotoxin spreading in marine products near Pratas Island.

@article{Yin2005TetrodotoxicationWN,
  title={Tetrodotoxication with nassauris glans: a possibility of tetrodotoxin spreading in marine products near Pratas Island.},
  author={Hsin Ling Yin and Hung Sheng Lin and Chih Cheng Huang and Deng F Hwang and Jia Liu and Wei-Hsi Chen},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2005},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={985-90}
}
Tetrodotoxication was observed in six patients who ate gastropods from the South China Sea near Pratas Island. The pathogenic gastropod was Nassauris glans, which had not been previously mentioned in human tetrodotoxication. An extremely high level of tetrodotoxin was found in the causative gastropods, and a variety of clinical signs were observed in the survivors. The postmortem autopsy of two patients showed severe distension and hypersecretion of the alimentary tract, suggestive of a… CONTINUE READING

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