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Histamine Poisoning (Scombrotoxism, Scombroid Fish Poisoning)

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

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Description:

Putrefying fish may contain large quantities of histamine, formed by bacterial enzymes from histidine in the fish muscles. This form of food poisoning is one of the most common forms involving seafood. It was first recognized in scombroid fish but can affect nonscombroid fish as well.

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