Shellfish poisoning

Several forms of shellfish poisoning may occur after ingesting filter-feeding bivalve mollusks (such as mussels, oysters, clams, scallops, and cockles) that contain potent toxins. The toxins originate in small marine organisms (dinoflagellates or diatoms) that are ingested and are ...1

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Symptoms of Shellfish poisoning

Clinical Presentation: Poisoning results in gastrointestinal and neurologic illness of varying severity. Symptoms typically appear 30-60 minutes after ingesting toxic shellfish but can be delayed for several hours. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20162 ...

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Causes of Shellfish poisoning

Several forms of shellfish poisoning may occur after ingesting filter-feeding bivalve mollusks (such as mussels, oysters, clams, scallops, and cockles) that contain potent toxins. The toxins originate in small marine organisms (dinoflagellates or diatoms) that are ingested and are ...3

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Causes List for Shellfish poisoning

Some possible causes of Shellfish poisoning or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Shellfish poisoning

But eating raw oysters and other undercooked seafood can put you at risk for infections, including vibriosis, which is caused by certain strains of Vibrio bacteria. ...Source: CDC5 ...

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Diagnosis of Shellfish poisoning

Diagnosis is usually one of exclusion and is usually made clinically in patients who recently ate shellfish. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20166 ...

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Treatments: Shellfish poisoning

Treatment: Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Severe cases of paralytic shellfish poisoning may require mechanical ventilation. ...Source: CDC Yellow Book 20167 ...

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Prevention of Shellfish poisoning

Prevention: Shellfish poisoning can be prevented by avoiding potentially contaminated bivalve mollusks. This is particularly important in areas during or shortly after algal blooms, which may be locally referred to as “red tides” or “brown tides.” Travelers to developing countries ...8

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References

  1. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ food-poisoning-from-marine-toxins
  2. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ food-poisoning-from-marine-toxins
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC: cdc.gov/ vibrio/ vibrio-oysters.html
  6. Source: CDC Yellow Book 2016: cdc.gov/ travel/ yellowbook/ 2016/ the-pre-travel-consultation/ food-poisoning-from-marine-toxins
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.

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