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Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning

Symptoms of Ciguatera poisoning

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ciguatera poisoning includes the 29 symptoms listed below:

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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)

Ciguatera poisoning as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

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Ciguatera poisoning: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Ciguatera poisoning: few minutes to 30 hours but usually up to 6 hours

Incubation period for Ciguatera poisoning: Ciguatoxin usually causes symptoms within a few minutes to 30 hours after eating contaminated fish, and occasionally it may take up to 6 hours. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

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