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Ciguatera toxicity.
Am Fam Physician. 1987 Apr; 35(4):177-82.AF

Abstract

Ciguatera poisoning is the most common foodborne illness caused by a chemical toxin in the United States and is endemic in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific. Ciguatoxin, produced by a marine dinoflagellate that attaches to algae, is passed up the food chain to large fish and, finally, to humans. The toxin has anticholinesterase activity. The clinical picture is characterized by a variety of gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiovascular symptoms, usually self-limited. Amitriptyline is reported to be beneficial.

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eng

PubMed ID

3565219

Citation

Lange, W R.. "Ciguatera Toxicity." American Family Physician, vol. 35, no. 4, 1987, pp. 177-82.
Lange WR. Ciguatera toxicity. Am Fam Physician. 1987;35(4):177-82.
Lange, W. R. (1987). Ciguatera toxicity. American Family Physician, 35(4), 177-82.
Lange WR. Ciguatera Toxicity. Am Fam Physician. 1987;35(4):177-82. PubMed PMID: 3565219.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Ciguatera toxicity. A1 - Lange,W R, PY - 1987/4/1/pubmed PY - 1987/4/1/medline PY - 1987/4/1/entrez SP - 177 EP - 82 JF - American family physician JO - Am Fam Physician VL - 35 IS - 4 N2 - Ciguatera poisoning is the most common foodborne illness caused by a chemical toxin in the United States and is endemic in the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific. Ciguatoxin, produced by a marine dinoflagellate that attaches to algae, is passed up the food chain to large fish and, finally, to humans. The toxin has anticholinesterase activity. The clinical picture is characterized by a variety of gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiovascular symptoms, usually self-limited. Amitriptyline is reported to be beneficial. SN - 0002-838X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3565219/Ciguatera_toxicity_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/foodborneillness.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -