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Complications of Ciguatera poisoning

Complications list for Ciguatera poisoning:

The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Ciguatera poisoning includes:

See also the symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning and Ciguatera poisoning: Introduction.

Complications and sequelae of Ciguatera poisoning from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also the symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning and Ciguatera poisoning: Introduction.

Complications of Ciguatera poisoning:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Initial signs of poisoning occur within six hours after consumption of toxic fish and include perioral numbness and tingling (paresthesia), which may spread to the extremities, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Neurological signs include intensified paresthesia, arthralgia, myalgia, headache, temperature sensory reversal and acute sensitivity to temperature extremes, vertigo, and muscular weakness to the point of prostration. Cardiovascular signs include arrhythmia, bradycardia or tachycardia, and reduced blood pressure. Ciguatera poisoning is usually self-limiting, and signs of poisoning often subside within several days from onset. However, in severe cases the neurological symptoms are known to persist from weeks to months. In a few isolated cases neurological symptoms have persisted for several years, and in other cases recovered patients have experienced recurrence of neurological symptoms months to years after recovery. Such relapses are most often associated with changes in dietary habits or with consumption of alcohol. There is a low incidence of death resulting from respiratory and cardiovascular failure. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Marine Toxins: DBMD (Excerpt)

Ciguatera poisoning has resulted in some neurologic problems persisting for weeks, and in rare cases, even years. Symptoms have sometimes returned after eating contaminated fish a second time. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

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About complications:

Complications of Ciguatera poisoning are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Ciguatera poisoning. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning and complications of Ciguatera poisoning is unclear or arbitrary.


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