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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.

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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)

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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
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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)


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