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Clinical Stages of Fukuda and Tani for Fugu (Puffer Fish) Poisoning

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Fugu poisoning occurs when improperly prepared puffer or porcupine fish is eaten, which results in ingestion of tetrodotoxin. The onset of symptoms occurs briefly afterwards and can progress to death within 24 hours. Fukuda and Tani developed a staging system to describe the clinical signs and symptoms in an affected patient.

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