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What is Paralytic shellfish poisoning?

What is Paralytic shellfish poisoning?

  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Rare food poisoning from eating contaminated shellfish.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Paralytic shellfish poisoning, or a subtype of Paralytic shellfish poisoning, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Paralytic shellfish poisoning as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Introduction

Types of Paralytic shellfish poisoning:

Broader types of Paralytic shellfish poisoning:

How serious is Paralytic shellfish poisoning?

Complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning

What causes Paralytic shellfish poisoning?

Causes of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see causes of Paralytic shellfish poisoning
Risk factors for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see risk factors for Paralytic shellfish poisoning

What are the symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning?

Symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see symptoms of Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see complications of Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Incubation period for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: 15 minutes to 10 hours

Incubation period for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Symptoms begin anywhere from 15 minutes to 10 hours after eating the contaminated shellfish, although usually within 2 hours. (Source: excerpt from Marine Toxins: DBMD)

Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Paralytic shellfish poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Emergency Medical Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Paralytic shellfish poisoning.
Treatments for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see treatments for Paralytic shellfish poisoning
Research for Paralytic shellfish poisoning: see research for Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Name and Aliases of Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Main name of condition: Paralytic shellfish poisoning

Other names or spellings for Paralytic shellfish poisoning:

PSP

Steele-Richardson-Olszewski Syndrome, Supranuclear palsy, progressive, Progressive supranuclear palsy, Familial progressive supranuclear palsy (type)
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paralytic shellfish poisoning: Related Conditions

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