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Clinical Findings That May Distinguish Acute Ciguatera Exposure to Other Types of Food Poisoning

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Acute ciguatera poisoning can be confused with other forms of food poisoning, especially if someone is not familiar with the condition. A number of clinical findings are relatively unique and can help to suggest the diagnosis. The presence of several of these findings should prompt a search for recent exposure to one of the implicated fish.

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