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Signs of Ciguatera poisoning

Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ciguatera poisoning may include:

Note that Ciguatera poisoning symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Ciguatera poisoning signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning:

FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Manifestations of ciguatera in humans usually involves a combination of gastrointestinal, neurological, and cardiovascular disorders. Symptoms defined within these general categories vary with the geographic origin of toxic fish.

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)

Common nonspecific symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, excessive sweating, headache, and muscle aches. The sensation of burning or "pins-and-needles," weakness, itching, and dizziness can occur. Patients may experience reversal of temperature sensation in their mouth (hot surfaces feeling cold and cold, hot), unusual taste sensations, nightmares, or hallucinations. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

More Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning:

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What are the signs of Ciguatera poisoning?

The phrase "signs of Ciguatera poisoning" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Ciguatera poisoning has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ciguatera poisoning signs or Ciguatera poisoning symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ciguatera poisoning symptoms.


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