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Pufferfish Poisoning with Saxitoxin

Specialty:

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

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Ingestion of pufferfish containing saxitoxin can result in neurologic symptoms within a few hours. Transportation of the fish can result in cases remote from the place of capture, making diagnosis more difficult.  

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