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What is Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

What is Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

  • Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): Some herrings contain toxins (Clupeotoxin) which can be poisonous to humans if eaten. Heat does not destroy the toxin and there is still uncertainty as to the origin of the toxin. The toxin appears to be present in higher concentrations in summer and is believed to be possible linked to the consumption of toxic food in its food web. The size and age of the herring does not appear to be related to the toxicity. The herrings are found in coastal waters off Africa and the Caribbean, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): Introduction

Types of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin):

Broader types of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin):

How serious is Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Prognosis of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): The toxin is very poisonous and death can occur in less than 15 minutes. As many as half of poisoning patients end up dying.
Complications of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): see complications of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

What causes Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Causes of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): see causes of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

What are the symptoms of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)?

Symptoms of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): see symptoms of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Complications of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): see complications of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Onset of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): 15 minutes after ingestion

Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin).

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Main name of condition: Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin)

Other names or spellings for Herring poisoning (clupeotoxin):

Animal poisoning [Herring (Clupeotoxin)], Clupeoid poisoning [Herring], Clupeotoxin poisoning [Herring], Clupeotoxin fish poisoning [Herring]

 

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