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[Ten cases of Ciguatera fish poisoning in Yucatan].
Rev Invest Clin. 1998 Mar-Apr; 50(2):149-52.RI

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Ciguatera fish poisoning is a clinical syndrome associated with the consumption of contaminated fish. The clinical picture is a constellation of gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiovascular symptoms.

AIM

To report 10 cases of ciguatera poisoning in our country.

METHOD

We recorded the clinical course during the severe acute symptoms with a follow up of 34 months.

RESULTS

The time between the ingestion of contaminated fish and symptoms varied from 20 minutes to 12 hours. All suffered gastrointestinal disturbances as the main manifestation. Watery diarrhea was the earliest complaint. Cold-to-hot temperature reversal dysesthesia occurred in all but there were differences in the occurrence of nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, weakness, paresthesia, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness, dysuria, dyspnea, headache, pruritus, lip numbness, dry mouth, dental pain, chills, tremors, fasciculations, blurred vision, hypersalivation and dysphagia.

CONCLUSION

1. There were some differences in the clinical picture of our cases mainly in the initial symptoms and their severity. 2. Gastrointestinal symptoms were the most common complaint. 3. We did not find associations between the amount of toxic fish ingested with the latency period and the severity and duration of the symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centro de Investigaciones Regionales, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

9658936

Citation

Arcila-Herrera, H, et al. "[Ten Cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Yucatan]." Revista De Investigacion Clinica; Organo Del Hospital De Enfermedades De La Nutricion, vol. 50, no. 2, 1998, pp. 149-52.
Arcila-Herrera H, Castello-Navarrete A, Mendoza-Ayora J, et al. [Ten cases of Ciguatera fish poisoning in Yucatan]. Rev Invest Clin. 1998;50(2):149-52.
Arcila-Herrera, H., Castello-Navarrete, A., Mendoza-Ayora, J., Montero-Cervantes, L., González-Franco, M. F., & Brito-Villanueva, W. O. (1998). [Ten cases of Ciguatera fish poisoning in Yucatan]. Revista De Investigacion Clinica; Organo Del Hospital De Enfermedades De La Nutricion, 50(2), 149-52.
Arcila-Herrera H, et al. [Ten Cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Yucatan]. Rev Invest Clin. 1998 Mar-Apr;50(2):149-52. PubMed PMID: 9658936.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Ten cases of Ciguatera fish poisoning in Yucatan]. AU - Arcila-Herrera,H, AU - Castello-Navarrete,A, AU - Mendoza-Ayora,J, AU - Montero-Cervantes,L, AU - González-Franco,M F, AU - Brito-Villanueva,W O, PY - 1998/7/11/pubmed PY - 1998/7/11/medline PY - 1998/7/11/entrez SP - 149 EP - 52 JF - Revista de investigacion clinica; organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutricion JO - Rev Invest Clin VL - 50 IS - 2 N2 - BACKGROUND: Ciguatera fish poisoning is a clinical syndrome associated with the consumption of contaminated fish. The clinical picture is a constellation of gastrointestinal, neurologic and cardiovascular symptoms. AIM: To report 10 cases of ciguatera poisoning in our country. METHOD: We recorded the clinical course during the severe acute symptoms with a follow up of 34 months. RESULTS: The time between the ingestion of contaminated fish and symptoms varied from 20 minutes to 12 hours. All suffered gastrointestinal disturbances as the main manifestation. Watery diarrhea was the earliest complaint. Cold-to-hot temperature reversal dysesthesia occurred in all but there were differences in the occurrence of nausea, vomiting, cramping, abdominal pain, weakness, paresthesia, arthralgia, myalgia, dizziness, dysuria, dyspnea, headache, pruritus, lip numbness, dry mouth, dental pain, chills, tremors, fasciculations, blurred vision, hypersalivation and dysphagia. CONCLUSION: 1. There were some differences in the clinical picture of our cases mainly in the initial symptoms and their severity. 2. Gastrointestinal symptoms were the most common complaint. 3. We did not find associations between the amount of toxic fish ingested with the latency period and the severity and duration of the symptoms. SN - 0034-8376 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9658936/[Ten_cases_of_Ciguatera_fish_poisoning_in_Yucatan]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7025 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -