Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 

Ciguatera poisoning

Ciguatera poisoning: Introduction

Ciguatera poisoning: Ciguatera is a form of human poisoning caused by the consumption of subtropical and tropical marine finfish which have accumulated naturally occurring toxins through their diet ... more about Ciguatera poisoning.

Ciguatera poisoning: Rare toxic food poisoning from eating contaminated fish. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ciguatera poisoning is available below.

Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning

Treatments for Ciguatera poisoning

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Ciguatera poisoning:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Ciguatera poisoning?

Ciguatera poisoning: Related Patient Stories

Ciguatera poisoning: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Ciguatera poisoning:

Causes of Ciguatera poisoning

Read more about causes of Ciguatera poisoning.

Disease Topics Related To Ciguatera poisoning

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Ciguatera poisoning:

Ciguatera poisoning: Research Doctors & Specialists

Research related physicians and medical specialists:

Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ciguatera poisoning

Medical research articles related to Ciguatera poisoning include:

Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database

Prognosis for Ciguatera poisoning

Prognosis for Ciguatera poisoning: There is a low incidence of death resulting from respiratory and cardiovascular failure. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book) ... Ciguatera poisoning is rarely fatal. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

Research about Ciguatera poisoning

Visit our research pages for current research about Ciguatera poisoning treatments.

Prevention of Ciguatera poisoning

Prevention information for Ciguatera poisoning has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Ciguatera poisoning.

  • Avoid eating very large reef fish
  • Avoid eating fish head, gut, liver or roe
  • Cooking does not destroy the toxin
  • more preventions...»

Statistics for Ciguatera poisoning

Ciguatera poisoning: Broader Related Topics

Ciguatera poisoning Message Boards

Related forums and medical stories:

User Interactive Forums

Read about other experiences, ask a question about Ciguatera poisoning, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:

Article Excerpts about Ciguatera poisoning

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Ciguatera is a form of human poisoning caused by the consumption of subtropical and tropical marine finfish which have accumulated naturally occurring toxins through their diet. The toxins are known to originate from several dinoflagellate (algae) species that are common to ciguatera endemic regions in the lower latitudes. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Marine Toxins: DBMD (Excerpt)

Ciguatera poisoning or ciguatera is caused by eating contaminated tropical reef fish. Ciguatoxins that cause ciguatera poisoning are actually produced by microscopic sea plants called dinoflagellates. These toxins become progressively concentrated as they move up the food chain from small fish to large fish that eat them, and reach particularly high concentrations in large predatory tropical reef fish. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

Definitions of Ciguatera poisoning:

Polycyclic ethers produced by Gambierdiscus (DINOFLAGELLATES) from gambiertoxins, which are ingested by fish which in turn may be ingested by humans who are susceptible to the CIGUATERA POISONING. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise