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What is Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)?

What is Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)?

  • Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): Palytoxin is a marine toxin found in some filefish from the Philippines and Singapore region. The toxin is extremely potent and death is common in patients who ingest contaminated filefish.

Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): Introduction

Types of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin):

Broader types of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin):

How serious is Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)?

Prognosis of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): Symptoms progress quickly and death can occur in minutes in severe cases but usually occurs between two and four days after ingestion.
Complications of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): see complications of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

What causes Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)?

Causes of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): see causes of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

What are the symptoms of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)?

Symptoms of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): see symptoms of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

Complications of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): see complications of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

Onset of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): soon after ingestion

Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin).

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

Main name of condition: Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin)

Other names or spellings for Filefish poisoning (Palytoxin):

Palytoxin poisoning (Filefish)

 

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