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Ciguatera fish poisoning: impact for the military health care provider.
Mil Med. 2007 Sep; 172(9):1012-5.MM

Abstract

Ciguatera toxin is a marine neurotoxin produced by microorganisms that becomes concentrated in predatory fish. Toxicity in humans results from the ingestion of contaminated fish harvested in tropical waters. Clinical manifestations of illness include the rapid onset of gastrointestinal symptoms and neurological abnormalities. Because of the rapid onset of symptoms and the potential for case clusters from a common source ingestion of contaminated fish, there is the potential that ciguatera poisoning may initially mimic illnesses caused by antipersonnel biological and chemical agents. We present data on an active duty soldier who presented to sick call for evaluation of new onset paresthesias and was diagnosed with ciguatera toxin poisoning. We also present a review of ciguatera poisoning literature with emphasis on the distinguishing features between ciguatoxin and other neurotoxins of military significance.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center, MCHK-DM, 1 Jarrett White Road, Honolulu, HI 96859, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17937369

Citation

Arnett, Michael V., and Julia T. Lim. "Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Impact for the Military Health Care Provider." Military Medicine, vol. 172, no. 9, 2007, pp. 1012-5.
Arnett MV, Lim JT. Ciguatera fish poisoning: impact for the military health care provider. Mil Med. 2007;172(9):1012-5.
Arnett, M. V., & Lim, J. T. (2007). Ciguatera fish poisoning: impact for the military health care provider. Military Medicine, 172(9), 1012-5.
Arnett MV, Lim JT. Ciguatera Fish Poisoning: Impact for the Military Health Care Provider. Mil Med. 2007;172(9):1012-5. PubMed PMID: 17937369.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ciguatera fish poisoning: impact for the military health care provider. AU - Arnett,Michael V, AU - Lim,Julia T, PY - 2007/10/17/pubmed PY - 2007/11/7/medline PY - 2007/10/17/entrez SP - 1012 EP - 5 JF - Military medicine JO - Mil Med VL - 172 IS - 9 N2 - Ciguatera toxin is a marine neurotoxin produced by microorganisms that becomes concentrated in predatory fish. Toxicity in humans results from the ingestion of contaminated fish harvested in tropical waters. Clinical manifestations of illness include the rapid onset of gastrointestinal symptoms and neurological abnormalities. Because of the rapid onset of symptoms and the potential for case clusters from a common source ingestion of contaminated fish, there is the potential that ciguatera poisoning may initially mimic illnesses caused by antipersonnel biological and chemical agents. We present data on an active duty soldier who presented to sick call for evaluation of new onset paresthesias and was diagnosed with ciguatera toxin poisoning. We also present a review of ciguatera poisoning literature with emphasis on the distinguishing features between ciguatoxin and other neurotoxins of military significance. SN - 0026-4075 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17937369/Ciguatera_fish_poisoning:_impact_for_the_military_health_care_provider_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/milmed/article-lookup/doi/10.7205/milmed.172.9.1012 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -