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Treatment of a mild chronic case of ciguatera fish poisoning with intravenous mannitol, a case study.
Pac Health Dialog. 2005 Mar; 12(1):155-7.PH

Abstract

This article describes a recent case of ciguatera poisoning treated with intravenous mannitol. Mannitol has been used with good effect in non-controlled studies in acutely severely poisoned patients, but is not described in the treatment of chronic or milder poisoning. Our patient was a 35-year-old Niuean man who had eaten a ciguatoxic fish two weeks previously. His symptoms were not severe but were very unpleasant and restricted his ability to work. He was given a single dose of mannitol (0.66g/kg) as an intravenous infusion over two hours. His symptoms dramatically improved within 24 hours, and within a few days he felt virtually back to his former self. He experienced no side effects to the mannitol. It is suggested that intravenous mannitol may prove to be a useful treatment for mild to moderate ciguatera poisoning, and for patients who present late for treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Lord Liverpool Hospital, PO. Box 33, Niue Island. garyclare@xtra.co.nz

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18181482

Citation

Mitchell, Gary. "Treatment of a Mild Chronic Case of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning With Intravenous Mannitol, a Case Study." Pacific Health Dialog, vol. 12, no. 1, 2005, pp. 155-7.
Mitchell G. Treatment of a mild chronic case of ciguatera fish poisoning with intravenous mannitol, a case study. Pac Health Dialog. 2005;12(1):155-7.
Mitchell, G. (2005). Treatment of a mild chronic case of ciguatera fish poisoning with intravenous mannitol, a case study. Pacific Health Dialog, 12(1), 155-7.
Mitchell G. Treatment of a Mild Chronic Case of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning With Intravenous Mannitol, a Case Study. Pac Health Dialog. 2005;12(1):155-7. PubMed PMID: 18181482.
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