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What is Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

What is Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

  • Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): Some tarpon contain toxins (Clupeotoxin) which can be poisonous to humans if eaten. Heat does not destroy the toxin and there is still uncertainty as to the origin of the toxin. The toxin appears to be present in higher concentrations in summer and is believed to be possible linked to the consumption of toxic food in its food web. The size and age of the tarpon does not appear to be related to the toxicity. The tarpon are found in coastal waters off Africa and the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): Introduction

Types of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin):

Broader types of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin):

How serious is Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Prognosis of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): The toxin is very poisonous and death can occur in less than 15 minutes. As many as half of poisoning patients end up dying.
Complications of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): see complications of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

What causes Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Causes of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): see causes of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

What are the symptoms of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Symptoms of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): see symptoms of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Complications of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): see complications of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Onset of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): 15 minutes after ingestion

Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin).
Treatments for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin): see treatments for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Name and Aliases of Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Main name of condition: Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Other names or spellings for Tarpon poisoning (clupeotoxin):

Animal poisoning [Tarpon (Clupeotoxin)], Clupeoid poisoning [Tarpon], Clupeotoxin poisoning [Tarpon], Clupeotoxin fish poisoning [Tarpon]

 

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