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Amnesic shellfish poisoning

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Amnesic shellfish poisoning: Amnesic shellfish poisoning is a rare syndrome caused by a toxin made by a microscopic, red-brown, salt-water plant, or ... more about Amnesic shellfish poisoning.

Amnesic shellfish poisoning: Rare shellfish poisoning sometimes causing amnesia. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Amnesic shellfish poisoning is available below.

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Amnesic shellfish poisoning is a rare syndrome caused by a toxin made by a microscopic, red-brown, salt-water plant, or diatom called Nitzchia pungens. The toxin produced by these diatoms is concentrated in shellfish such as mussels and causes disease when the contaminated shellfish are eaten. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

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Amnesic shellfish poisoning is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Amnesic shellfish poisoning, or a subtype of Amnesic shellfish poisoning, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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